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 Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade swung into action . This determined
group of leading abolitionists resolved at a meeting on 29 January 1788 to buy
up all unsold copies of Newton's Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade .
As the questioning moved from slave - trade practices on land to shipboard
treatment of the slaves at sea , Newton's evidence became increasingly telling . ...
What were the punishments usually inflicted on the slaves ? ' asked an MP .
Wilberforce Esq . on the subject of the Slave Trade , and to communicate such
Information as may occur . The Correspondence of William Wilberforce edited by
his sons , Robert Isaac Wilberforce and Samuel Wilberforce , 1840 , vol 1 , April ...
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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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