John Bunyan

John Bunyan

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John Bunyan (1628-88) lived and wrote through some of the most turbulent years of political, social, and religious change in British history from civil war, through Commonwealth and Protectorate to the Restoration. Imprisoned for unlicensed preaching as a Nonconformist, Bunyan turned to writing to sustain his pastoral mission and composed some of the best-known, and most critically acclaimed, seventeenth-century texts, from his intensely moving spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, to the world famous allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. Bunyan's style fused vivid depiction of the everyday world of ordinary men and women with powerful narratives to dramatize his religious convictions. This accessible study of his life, times, and works introduces all his key works within the contexts of their original context and later international impact and argues that Bunyan is a writer whose work continues to reward readers of all ages, beliefs, and more

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  • Hardback | 116 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 294.84g
  • Northcote House Publishers Ltd
  • Tavistock, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0746310498
  • 9780746310496