Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Amazing Grace

A few weeks ago, I saw the movie "Amazing Grace" in the theater. It's one of the best movies I've seen recently. The basic plot centers around William Wilberforce who was a key driver of the abolishment of slavery in the British empire during the late 1700s and early 1800s. The title comes from Wilberforce association with the writer of the hymn "Amazing Grace." John Newton was once a slave trader who came to the point of salvation and eventually became a rector at a church. He acted as a sort of mentor for Wilberforce and encouraged him in his crusade. I highly recommend checking it out.

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