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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In February of that year , Lord Dartmouth offered this living to his protégé ,
Thomas Haweis . He must have received the formal patron's offer at almost
exactly the same time as he received Newton's troubling communication of 7
Acting at the instigation of a relative , Philip Bowes Brooke , Lord Brooke wished
to object to John Thornton having the right to appoint his personal nominee to the
living of St Mary Woolnoth . The objection , known as a caveat , was based on ...
He had just become chaplain of Morden College , Blackheath , but was reluctant
to give up the living of Olney on account of his large family . Cowper's impression
was that he had '10 or a dozen children ? Newton agreed Browne should ...
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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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