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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As Newton wrote in his diary : ' Thursday 19 June . Received a letter from Mr M
relating to a view of business . Retired for an hour or two to deliberate and to
submit the whole to the Lord , humbly entreating his wisdom and providence to ...
Perhaps it would be practicable to keep my place in the Custom House together
with the service of the Gospel , he wrote . Haweis obviously did not think much of
this idea , for on the back of the letter suggesting it he commented : ' Newton ...
I can scarcely suppose that your leisure will be sufficient to enable you to fight
through the whole of it , ' wrote the diffident author , ' so let me advise you to dip
into the 3rd or 4th chapters and perhaps the concluding one . Newton took mock
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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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