8880Re: Amazing Grace
- Dec 22, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
> Hello lady_caritasNewton
> On 22-Dec-03, you wrote:
> > No doubt, John Newton had an epiphany and many people in fact
> > interpret his "Amazing Grace" on different levels. As far as
> > himself though, what kind of conversion experience *does* heexpress
> > in his hymns? If we look at other hymns, we see a God outside ofScottish
> > himself and words replete with orthodox atonement theology.
> > http://homepage.mac.com/shanerosenthal/reformationink/newton.htm
> He had a conversion experience alright, he went from being a
> Presbyterian minister to being a Catholic Priest. I'm not sure thatWe talkin' about the same John Newton, Mike? ;-)
> qualifies as a gnostic experience, except in so far as Rome, in its
> liturgy, at least, preserves a bit more of the original gnostic
> content of the faith, than Presbyterianism does (though of course,
> the Roman Catholics don't see it that way).
> Mike Leavitt ac998@l...
I read from various sources that he was converted during a storm at
sea while he was engaged in the African slave trade. He later became
a minister in the Church of England.
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