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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For a while the improved weather conditions gave hope that in spite of the
damage to the ship they could still reach a safe haven . This hope evaporated
when it was realized that they faced a new threat to their survival - starvation .
Once it ...
... Newton told Wilberforce that he and his family would soon be moving from
Charles Square to a new home in Coleman Street Buildings , which was much
closer to St Mary Woolnoth . ' I shall then hope to see you sometimes under my
In a pre - publication letter to his old acquaintance John Ryland , junior , the
Northampton Baptist pastor , Newton wrote : As you are a friend to Liberty and
Mankind , you will not be sorry to hear that I have a pamphlet in the press ( which
I hope ...
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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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