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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For no apparent reason , the Captain told Newton to remain on board the ship
and ordered another man to take charge of the longboat in his place . Newton
was surprised , as the longboat had never before sailed without him . He asked
for an ...
... a desire to make converts by enthusiastically preaching the gospel was one of
the strongest reasons for wanting to ... am informed by some of my London
friends that my attempting to come out under your patronage is the principal
reason of ...
Writing to Polly from London , he explained : ' My love to Olney and your hatred of
water are the chief reasons which moved ... It would appear that the reason why
Lord Dartmouth tried twice , and John Thornton tried once , to move Newton on ...
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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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