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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One matter which might perhaps have made Newton unfit to be a minister of
religion in the eyes of the Methodists was ... that divine grace can be so cleansing
that it makes a redeemed soul suitable for ministry , no matter how sinful the past
... Dissenters , Independents , Baptists and others with a ministry that might bring
them back into the Established Church . ... had a long and good rapport with the
Dissenters , so good that he had nearly become a Dissenting minister himself .
Newton's parish ministry was one of sermons and servanthood , yet it was also
characterized by a certain lightness of touch . He was a most unstuffy clergyman
both in his personal appearance and in his pastoral approach . Unlike most ...
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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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