John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
Continuum, 2007 - 308 páginas
John Newton is one of the most important and influential men of the 18th century. His famous conversion during a storm at sea lead to his new role as a social reformer and key figure in the abolition of slavery. In this book, Jonathan Aitken discovers the man, his motivation and beliefs.
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... since the contemporary evidence suggests that Newton could hardly have
done more for Cowper as both a practical and pastoral helper . During the first
three months of 1773 , Newton spent several hours a day with his suffering
There is no evidence to suggest that Newton or his English contemporaries ever
recognized that Amazing Grace was a composition of special , let alone of unique
, quality . He made no further mention of it in his diaries during the remaining ...
29–32 Minutes of the Evidence Taken before the Select Committee , Appointed
for the Examination of Witnesses on the Slave Trade , Reported 21st May , 1790 ,
pp 137–148 Proceedings of the Committee for Effecting the Abolition of the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - Paul_Brunning - LibraryThing
John Newton is best known as the author of Amazing Grace but this brilliant new biography shows how he led one of the most colourful and influential lives of the 18th century.Using a wealth of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - deferredreward - LibraryThing
What I got most from this book was the gracefulness that saving grace gave to John Newton. In an age of fracture among English Protestants he managed to keep himself (barely) within the church of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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