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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The journey from Liverpool to Africa took eight weeks , followed by eight months
of slave - trading operations up and down the coast . Although it was not
Newton's first exposure to the unsavoury deals and physical brutalities that were
From these day - by - day accounts of Cowper's illness it is clear that the month of
January 1773 was the start of a deeply ... During the first three months of 1773 ,
Newton spent several hours a day with his suffering neighbour and was ...
He said “ I have comfort from the word - there is much comfort in it could we take it
” Three months later , Newton was found to be in a noticeably worse state of
health by Campbell who wrote in his journal : Calling in the evening I found him ...
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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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