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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Although Newton's intentions now seemed to be clear , they were soon
fluctuating again . He was attracted by offers from Independent congregations in
Leeds , Halifax and Manchester . He was most enthusiastic about becoming an ...
... for it seemed to me that if it had taken place I must have sunk under the weight
of a broken heart . It would appear that the reason why Lord Dartmouth tried twice
, and John Thornton tried once , to move Newton on during the early years of ...
There were moments when such an outcome seemed about to happen as the
widowed rector rose to address the packed pews . But , after a shaky beginning ,
the sermon turned into a tour de force , as one young eyewitness , Thomas
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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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