John Newton

John Newton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Henry Newton (July 24, 1725 - December 21, 1807) was an English sailor and Anglican clergyman. Starting his career on the sea at a young age, he became involved with the slave trade for a few years. After experiencing a religious conversion, he became a minister, hymn-writer, and later a prominent supporter of the abolition of slavery. He was the author of many hymns, including "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken." John Newton was born in Wapping, London, in 1725, the son of John Newton Sr., a shipmaster in the Mediterranean service, and Elizabeth Newton (nee Seatclife), a Nonconformist Christian. His mother died of tuberculosis in July, 1732, about two weeks before his seventh birthday.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136569671
  • 9786136569673