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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But his frustration turned to horror when he saw the longboat hit an underwater
obstacle and capsize . Most of the passengers were drowned . Attending their
funeral , Newton was overwhelmed not only by the tragedy that had caused the ...
Both bishops had turned Newton down on spurious grounds . The ' rule of the
eighteenth - century Church of England which the Archbishop had cited was
Canon 34 , whose opening sentence stated that ordination candidates should
The Bishop's evasion turned into a further rejection . In the early months of 1759
Newton was determined to try again for ordination . As he had not had any direct
communication with the Archbishop of York , Dr John Gilbert , at the time of his ...
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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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