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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He ended his penultimate meditation with a prayer to be granted this gift : Lord ,
give me a humbling sense of my sins , give me a humbling view of Thy glory ,
give me a humbling view of Thy love for surely nothing humbles like these .
While Newton was waiting to give his evidence in an anteroom , he was
astonished when the Prime Minister came out to greet him . In a remarkable
gesture of personal courtesy , William Pitt , the King's first minister escorted John
Newton , 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
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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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