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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Hitherto unsettled and careless , I thought I had better make another voyage first ,
learn to obey , and acquire further insight and experience in business before I
ventured to make such a change . The reference to the need to acquire ...
I hoped in the course of my voyage , my arguments , example and prayers might
have some good effect on him , ' recalled Newton , ' but my intention was better
than my judgement ? Newton's judgement that Job Lewis might be ready to ...
Although his employer and benefactor , Joseph Manesty , was not pleased with
the profits from this second voyage of the African , nevertheless he was pleased
with Newton and he promised him a new ship . Its construction was nearly ...
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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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