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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Newton did not deserve to be accused of solipsism or self - indulgence in his next
major writing project after An Authentic ... Stimulated by Haweis into discussing
the need for a work of church history written from an evangelical viewpoint ...
A biography of John Newton , therefore , should attempt to answer some of the
most fundamental questions about Amazing Grace , such as the following : When
and why was it conceived by Newton ? How did he come to write it ? Who or what
This concept of serving God and his parishioners was Newton's primary objective
in writing hymns . ... to Olney Hymns : Though I would not offend readers of taste
by a wilful coarseness and negligence , I do not write professedly for them .
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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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