John Newton Quotes

John Newton (1725 – 1807) was an English Anglican clergyman and abolitionist. He began a career at sea at the age of eleven. Within a few years he was working on a slave ship, becoming a slave himself for a short time. Upon his return from West Africa he continued to work in the slave trade for another six years. He then turned to religious study and became a well known lay minister until he was finally ordained as a priest in 1764. Years later he published a pamphlet entitled Thoughts Upon the Slave Trade, and became a voice in the campaign to abolish the African slave trade. He is best known for his hymn, Amazing Grace.

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