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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They too must have had little or no idea of what might be going on in John's heart
for they treated him and Polly as if they were brother and sister . Newton himself
must have found the situation difficult , if not deeply frustrating . One way he kept
These inspections could be difficult and tiring , as shown in his letter to his
brother - in - law , John Catlett : Last week I acted as boarding surveyor , that is
going on board ships on their first arrival , some at the Rock , some nearer land .
I am like a person going on a journey in a stage coach , he said to another , who
expects its arrival every hour and is frequently looking out of the window for it .
The most memorable of these valedictory lines was recorded by William Jay : I
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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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