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Newton responded to thousands of requests for spiritual counsel with letters advising the lowly and the great.
His was a tale of two lives, with God at the pivot point.
Interesting and unusual facts about John Newton's life and times
How Amazing Grace went from ignored in Britain to acclaimed in America
Newton joined those who laid the groundwork for British evangelicalism—from within the Established Church.
The tempest-tossed friendship of John Newton and William Cowper
The evangelical underground plotted England's and the world's salvation at a London pub.
TURNING POINT
After a crushing political defeat, William Wilberforce nearly gave up his fight to abolish the slave trade. But a life-changing letter from John Newton sent this Daniel back into the lion's den.
Before his conversion John Newton lived—by Amazing Grace.
Reformed slave trader
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August 24, 410: Alaric and the Goths sack Rome. Pagans blamed pacifist Christians and their God for the defeat. Augustine, in his massive City of God, repudiated this claim and blamed Rome's corruption instead (see issue 67:Augustine).

August 24, 1456: The second volume of the Gutenberg Bible is bound in Mainz, Germany. This act completes a two-year project to create the first complete book printed with movable type.

August 24, 1759: William Wilberforce, philanthropist and vocal abolitionist, is born ...

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