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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Watts was renowned as the leading hymn writer of his day and also as an
outstanding preacher . He sometimes ... Elizabeth Newton and her small son
would have listened to him as he illustrated his preaching with his hymns . Given
the co ...
preachers in London and south - east England . ... good preacher . The finest
preacher Newton heard at this time was George Whitefield ( 1714-1770 ) , the
leader of the Great Evangelical Awakening in English religion , and an equally ...
But Wesley , who later became a vociferous opponent of the slave trade , never
mentioned this subject as a possible moral objection to Newton becoming a
Methodist preacher . The matter was equally ignored by the hierarchy of the
Church of ...
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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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