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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During these walks , which often took him to neighbouring villages or to the
homes of his parishioners on pastoral visits , Newton would become engrossed
in spiritual meditations . These were not formal exercises focused on a text or a ...
Omicron started out as Newton's personal replies to a number of correspondents
who wrote to him seeking his spiritual advice on topics of general interest . These
letters were subsequently published under a thin veil of anonymity in an ...
In the second letter titled B or Grace in the Ear , the spiritual journey proceeds
from childlike desire to adult conflict . Newton suggested that B has to be
humbled and tested by God . As B goes through trials and temptations he
wrestles with ...
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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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