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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came to the second meeting . These numbers , which swelled to over two
hundred by April , necessitated a move to the chancel of the church . Newton was
a most effective communicator to the young . He told them Bible stories , wrote
He had suffered himself from the divisions within Independent meeting houses
and inside the Church of England , so in Olney he was a healer and a unifier .
Occasionally his ecumenical efforts caused problems . At an early meeting in ...
Foster - Barham sometimes attended the Olney prayer meeting and Newton
attended chapel when staying with them in Bedford . Joseph had inherited a
sugar estate in Jamaica , called Mesopotamia . He and his brother William
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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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