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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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December 11, 1475: Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici, who would become Pope Leo X, is born in Florence, Italy. He is best known for his sale of indulgences to help rebuild St. Peter’s Basillica, a practice opposed by Martin Luther in his famous 95 Theses. The dispute between Leo and Luther over indulgences would culminate in Luther’s excommunication by papal bull in 1521, ushering in the Protestant Reformation. Leo died later that same year. Though Leo lived lavishly and was known for political ...

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