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Newton, John 1725-1807

Overview
Works: 950 works in 2,945 publications in 5 languages and 38,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Biography  Sermons  Controversial literature  Portraits  Hymns  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lyricist, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Translator, Correspondent, Contributor
Classifications: AC1, 380.144
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Olney hymns in three books. Book I. On select texts of Scripture. Book II. On occasional subjects. Book III. On the progress and changes of the spiritual life by John Newton( Book )

227 editions published between 1745 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of William Cowper by William Cowper( Book )

82 editions published between 1793 and 1925 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monument to the praise of the Lord's goodness and to the memory of Eliza Cunningham by John Newton( Book )

25 editions published between 1803 and 1820 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of the Rev. John Newton by John Newton( Book )

56 editions published between 1724 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Newton, ex-sea captain and, as yet, unsuccessful candidate for the Church of England ministry, finished his first book (an autobiography) in 1762 there was no ready publisher. Any thought that he was destined to become one of the best known authors of his age would have been as fantastic as the last 37 years of his life. But in both cases the improbable came about. Becoming curate of Olney, a small village in the south of England, in 1764, Newton there laid his reputation as an evangelical writer, pre-eminently by his published letters and by the Olney Hymns (including 'How Great the Name of Jesus Sounds', 'Glorious things of Thee are spoken' and 'Amazing grace'). Before the end of his subsequent pastorate at St. Mary Woolnoth, London (1780-1807), his writings were prized around the world from America to Australia. Newton has a firm place in the classics of Christian literature. While his style is strong and clear, it is the spiritual attractiveness and importance of his main themes which secure the permanent value of his writings. Most of his books came, unpremeditated, out of a need to help his congregation or individual hearers, and it is in practical helpfulness towards Christian living that he excels. If he is loved rather than admired, it is for this reason. Conformity to Christ is the one subject upon which his themes finally focus ('It will not be a burden to me at the hour of death that I have thought too highly of Jesus, expected too much from Him myself, or laboured too much in commending and setting Him forth to others'). Not surprisingly, Alexander Whyte could write, 'For myself, I keep John Newton on my selectest shelf of spiritual books: by far the best kind of books in the whole world of books.' The text of this new four-volume edition of The Works of John Newton has been entirely reformatted, producing a clear and easily navigable set of documents for today's reader.--Publisher
The journal of a slave trader (John Newton) 1750-1754 by John Newton( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1750 to 1754 John Newton was Master of slave ships (a quite respectable occupation), and the journal which he then kept has ever since been locked away, unseen by any historian and only quoted briefly by one of his biographers. It is unique as a record of the slave trade. It covers three voyages from England to Africa, giving details about months of trading on the west coast, the notorious 'middle passage' to the West Indies and the return voyages to England, and is an important addition to our information about slave trading, about the history of West Africa and, to a lesser extent, about life at sea in the mid-eighteenth century. The editors have omitted passages which are repetitive and have included a few extracts from Newton's diary and letters written from sea at the same time as the journal, so that Newton's character while he was engaged in this shocking trade is revealed to an astonishing degree. Later, when Newton was a clergyman and the intimate friend of the poet Cowper, he wrote hymns which are still popular and books which were reprinted again and again all through the nineteenth century. His flair for literature adds to the fascination of the journal. On the title page of the journal Newton wrote a Latin tag, 'It will be pleasant to remember these things hereafter,' but in middle age he described the slave trade as 'a business at which my heart now shudders.' He became an abolitionist and was largely responsible for bringing Wilberforce into the anti-slavery campaign. With the journal before him to refresh his memory, he also wrote Thoughts on the African Slave Trade, a pamphlet which supplements the journal and is included as an appendix."--Book jacket
Cardiphonia, or, The utterance of the heart in the course of a real correspondence by John Newton( Book )

83 editions published between 1780 and 1911 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian character exemplified from the papers of Mrs. Margaret Magdalen Althens by Margaret Magdalen Althens( Book )

21 editions published between 1791 and 1818 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The posthumous works of the late Rev. John Newton by John Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 1809 and 1813 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Eliza Cunningham by John Newton( Book )

11 editions published between 1817 and 1824 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to a wife by John Newton( Book )

27 editions published between 1747 and 1977 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of ecclesiastical history by John Newton( Book )

22 editions published between 1769 and 1807 in English and German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts upon the African slave trade by John Newton( Book )

36 editions published between 1788 and 1989 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and sermons, with a review of ecclesiastical history, and hymns by John Newton( Book )

14 editions published between 1792 and 1796 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty six letters on religious subjects : to which are added, hymns, &c. by John Newton( Book )

50 editions published between 1755 and 1798 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologia. Four letters to a minister of an independent church To which is prefixed a letter on candour. by John Newton( Book )

29 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authentic narrative of some remarkable and interesting particulars in the life of ******** : Communicated in a series of letters, to the Reverend Mr Haweis, ... and by him... now made public by John Newton( Book )

44 editions published between 1764 and 1813 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an account of voyages to South Carolina and the West Indies and mainly concerned with life aboard slave ships
Cardiphonia : or, the utterance of the heart; in the course of a real correspondence. By the author of Omicron's letters by John Newton( Book )

40 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monument to the praise of the Lord's goodness, and to the memory of dear Eliza Cunningham (published for the benefit of a charitable institution.) : [Two lines of quotations] by John Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 1785 and 1797 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan of academical preparation for the ministry, in a letter to a friend by John Newton( )

23 editions published between 1782 and 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the Rev. John Newton, late rector of the united parishes of St. Mary Woolnoth and St. Mary Woolchurch ... with general remarks on his life, connexions and character by Richard Cecil( Book )

11 editions published between 1808 and 1835 in English and Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Newton autor inglés de himnos

John Newton Brits klerk (1725-1807)

John Newton Geistliche Lieder Schriftsteller

John Newton marinaio e compositore inglese

John Newton prêtre anglican auteur d'hymnes religieuses

Newton 1725-1807

Newton, Giovanni 1725-1807

Newton, J. 1725-1807

Newton, Jean

Newton, Johan 1725-1807

Omicron 1725-1807

Автор:Джон Нютън

Ньютон, Джон

Џон Нутон

ג'ון ניוטון

جون نيوتن

뉴턴, 존 1725-1807

뉴톤, 죤 1725-1807

뉴튼, 존 1725-1807

존 뉴턴

ジョン・ニュートン

ニュートン, ジョン

约翰·牛顿

Languages
English (1,016)

German (4)

Dutch (3)

French (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
The longing seasonAmazing grace : the story of the hymnThe trader, the owner, the slave : parallel lives in the age of slaveryAmazing grace : the story behind the songAmazing grace : John Newton's storyAmazing grace in John Newton : slave-ship captain, hymnwriter, and abolitionistCaptured by grace : no one is beyond the reach of a loving GodJohn Newton and the English evangelical tradition : between the conversions of Wesley and Wilberforce