John Newton And The English Evangelical Tradition

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Dr Hindmarsh draws upon extensive archival and antiquarian sources to provide a serious, scholarly consideration of the life and religious thought of John Newton (1725-1807). In addition, he uses the theme of Newton as a 'sort of middle man' to explore the religious understanding of a whole generation who knew themselves as 'evangelical' although this was different from those who later adopted the term as a badge of partisan loyalty. The author shows how Newton is related to other Church of England evangelicals, ...
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Overview

Dr Hindmarsh draws upon extensive archival and antiquarian sources to provide a serious, scholarly consideration of the life and religious thought of John Newton (1725-1807). In addition, he uses the theme of Newton as a 'sort of middle man' to explore the religious understanding of a whole generation who knew themselves as 'evangelical' although this was different from those who later adopted the term as a badge of partisan loyalty. The author shows how Newton is related to other Church of England evangelicals, Methodists, and various Dissenting bodies, and how his life sheds light on little explored aspects of the Evangelical Revival which contribute to an understanding and reassessment of the eighteenth-century church. In addition to discussion of themes in historical theology, pastoralia, and spirituality, an analysis of conversion narrative, the familiar letter, and hymnody contribute to an understanding of the relationship between religion and culture more generally.
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Editorial Reviews

Church History
A fine offering. It has given this reviewer more pleasure than anything he has read for a long time.
Theology
This book cannot be too warmly commended for its comprehensive scholarship. We see Newton steadily and see him whole.
David Bebbington in Books & Culture
The best introduction to the world of eighteenth-century evangelicalism in England.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802847416
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 0.86 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

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Chronology of Newton's Life
Introduction: John Newton and the Evangelical Tradition 1
1 'I know of no case more extraordinary than my own': The Authentic Narrative (1764) 13
2 'My own experiences are as good as mathematical demonstrations to me': Newton's Theological Formation, 1725-1756 49
3 'I cannot, I will not give up the desire': Newton's Ordination Crisis, 1757-1764 83
4 'We need not be more consistent than the inspired writers': The Defining of Newton's Evangelical Theology 119
5 'There is, without doubt, an awakening and reviving work in and about Olney': The Olney Curacy, 1764-1780 169
6 'O for the lively exercise of grace in my own soul': Newton and the Spiritual Life 221
7 'For my own part I like the evangelic strain best': The Hymnody of John Newton 257
8 'My connections have enlarged - my little name is spread': Newton in London, 1780-c.1790 289
Conclusion 325
App John Newton's Recorded Reading, 1725-56 332
Bibliography 337
Index 359
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