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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However , when he was homeward bound for Essex on the cold winter's night of
12 December 1742 , he discovered that his route took him within half a mile of the
Catletts ' house , so he turned off the road and knocked on their door .
Another more difficult encounter took place on George Island , where the local
chief received Newton ' with all due civility but told me in very plain terms that he
was determined to have as little dealings as possible with any body belonging to
Other Puritan sympathizers from Olney joined this trickle of religious emigration to
America in the latter part of the seventeenth century . Also in the seventeenth
century , Olney took in a number of Huguenot Protestants fleeing from Catholic ...
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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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