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John Bunyan (1628–1699)

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John Bunyan was born in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, in 1628. He learned to read and write at the village school and was prepared to follow his father's trade as a brazier when the English Civil War broke out in 1644 and he was drafted into the Parliamentary army. His military service brought him näytä lisää into contact with Oliver Cromwell's Puritan troops. Beginning in 1648, Bunyan suffered a crisis in religious faith that lasted for several years. He turned to the Nonconformist church in Bedford to sustain him during this period. His first writings were attacks against the Quakers. Then Charles II was restored to the throne and Bunyan was arrested for conducting services not in accordance with the Church of England. He spent 12 years in jail. During this time, he wrote his autobiography, Grace Abounding, in which he described his spiritual struggle and growth. During his last years in prison, Bunyan began his most famous work, The Pilgrim's Progress, a two-part allegorical tale of the character Christian and his journey to salvation. Part I was published in 1678 and Part II in 1684. The second part deals with the spiritual journey of Christian's wife and sons, as they follow in his footsteps. With its elements of the folktale tradition, The Pilgrim's Progress became popular immediately. Well into the nineteenth century it was a book known to almost every reader in England and New England, second in importance only to the Bible. So great was the book's influence that it even plays a major role in Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott. Such expressions as "the slough of despond" and "vanity fair" have become part of the English language. Bunyan's other works include The Life and Death of Mr. Badman and The Holy War. He also wrote A Book for Boys and Girls, verses on religious faith for children. Bunyan died in London on August 31, 1688. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Prayer (1662) 759 kappaletta
The Acceptable Sacrifice (2004) 392 kappaletta
Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ (1681) 348 kappaletta
The Fear of God (1679) 295 kappaletta
Pictorial Pilgrims Progress (1960) 267 kappaletta
Intercession Of Christ, The (1968) 116 kappaletta
Näkyjä taivaasta ja helvetistä (1998) 108 kappaletta
Journey to Hell (1999) 103 kappaletta
The life and death of Mr Badman (1680) 79 kappaletta
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 03 (1855) 74 kappaletta
The Pilgrim's Progress (1999) 65 kappaletta
Christian Behaviour (1962) 64 kappaletta
The barren fig-tree (1968) 57 kappaletta
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 02 (1880) 54 kappaletta
The Pilgrims Progress in Pictures (1951) 53 kappaletta
Saved by Grace (1967) 53 kappaletta
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity (1970) 50 kappaletta
Antichrist and His Ruin (1911) 49 kappaletta
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 1 (2011) 46 kappaletta
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 01 (1991) 45 kappaletta
Reprobation Asserted (1674) 44 kappaletta
Your Victory in Christ (1997) 42 kappaletta
The Water of Life (1960) 37 kappaletta
Paul's Departure and Crown (1969) 36 kappaletta
The annotated Pilgrim's progress (1980) 35 kappaletta
The Treatise of the Fear of God (1641) 34 kappaletta
Israel's Hope Encouraged (1968) 34 kappaletta
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 2 (2011) 33 kappaletta
The Pharisee and Publican (1685) 30 kappaletta
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized (2006) 30 kappaletta
The Strait Gate (1995) 30 kappaletta
Bunyan's Last Sermon (2015) 20 kappaletta
The Children's Pilgrim's Progress (1995) 19 kappaletta
Heart's Ease for Heart Trouble (1893) 19 kappaletta
Bunyan's Prison Meditations (2016) 19 kappaletta
Instructions for the Ignorant (1846) 18 kappaletta
Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 17 kappaletta
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 15 kappaletta
Scriptural Poems (2010) 15 kappaletta
The Saint's Privilege and Profit (1851) 14 kappaletta
Treasury of Bunyan (1981) 12 kappaletta
Pilgrims Progress Retold (1982) 12 kappaletta
The Pilgrim's Progress (Abridged) (2010) 10 kappaletta
The Struggler 9 kappaletta
La Peregrina (1990) 9 kappaletta
Pilgrim's Progress Part One (1970) 8 kappaletta
Memoir of John Bunyan (2016) 6 kappaletta
God's Knotty Log (1961) 6 kappaletta
Resurrection (2012) 5 kappaletta
Bunyan's Choice Works (1865) 5 kappaletta
The Groans of a Lost Soul (1971) 5 kappaletta
Family Duty (2011) 5 kappaletta
Cómo orar en el Espíritu (2003) 4 kappaletta
The Fear of God: Updated (2016) 4 kappaletta
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 4 kappaletta
My Imprisonment (1992) 4 kappaletta
天路歷程(上) 3 kappaletta
Bunyan's Commentary on Genesis (2014) 3 kappaletta
John Bunyan: Poems (1980) 3 kappaletta
Bunyan's Awakening Works (2016) 3 kappaletta
Bunyan's Catechism (1968) 3 kappaletta
The Life of John Bunyan (1977) 2 kappaletta
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 2 kappaletta
Advice to sufferers (1968) 2 kappaletta
Piligrimo kelione (2009) 2 kappaletta
Jornada Para o Inferno (2011) 2 kappaletta
Genade in overvloed 2 kappaletta
The White Devil 2 kappaletta
Miscellaneous Pieces (2004) 2 kappaletta
Bunyan's Works 2 kappaletta
Çarmıh Yolcusu (2015) 2 kappaletta
Les Aventures du Pèlerin (2008) 2 kappaletta
Some Sighs from Hell 2 kappaletta
Det heliga kriget (2019) 2 kappaletta
The Bedside Bunyan 2 kappaletta
Bunyan's Inviting Works (2016) 2 kappaletta
Uusi Kristityn vaellus (2002) 1 kappale
La Peregrina 1 kappale
A szent háború (2002) 1 kappale
For Pilagrimsins 1 kappale
E-Sword - Books 1 kappale
No Second Chance 1 kappale
Lov og Naade 1 kappale
A Golden Month 1 kappale
The Works of John Bunyan (2013) 1 kappale
John Bunyan 1 kappale
Oração 1 kappale
Selected Writings (1999) 1 kappale
The Pilgrim's Progress - CD (2011) 1 kappale
Taith y pererin 1 kappale
John Bunyan, Legacy Edition (2018) 1 kappale
De Enge Poort 1 kappale
Pastoral Letters 1 kappale
Bunyans Works: Volume 1 (1862) 1 kappale
Bunyan's Grace Abounding (1840) 1 kappale
John Bunyan 1 kappale
The Pilgrim's Progress II (2016) 1 kappale
Peregrina, A (2004) 1 kappale
Jatrir Jatra 1 kappale
走天路 1 kappale
Der unfruchtbare Feigenbaum (1995) 1 kappale
Death of Deaths 1 kappale
Bunyan's Works Vol. 3 (1831) 1 kappale
Taith Y Pererin I'r Teulu (1997) 1 kappale
Christ, the Complete Savior (2018) 1 kappale
Temor a Deus 1 kappale
De christenreis 1 kappale
Water of Live 1 kappale
Wedrowka pielgrzyma (2014) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry (1929) — Tekijä — 210 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Hell (2018) — Avustaja — 181 kappaletta
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Avustaja — 139 kappaletta
The Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (1912) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Bunyan, John
Virallinen nimi
Bunyan, John
Muut nimet
Bunjano, Johano
Bunhill Fields cemetery, London, England
Maa (karttaa varten)
England, UK
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
On a Journey to London, England
Harrowden, England (birth)
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England (birth, ref. Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, 1994)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
soldier, English Civil War
Parliamentary Army
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John Bunyan served in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War. As a Puritan, he struggled with issues of faith and sin, and at times he experienced extreme depression. He had little formal education but read voraciously and became a famous preacher, for which he was arrested. It was during his imprisonment that he began writing The Pilgrim's Progress, one of the most important works in English literature.

John Bunyan (November 30, 1628 – August 31, 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons.

Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary Army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to give up preaching. During this time he wrote a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and began work on his most famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress, which was not published until some years after his release.

Bunyan's later years, in spite of another shorter term of imprisonment, were spent in relative comfort as a popular author and preacher, and pastor of the Bedford Meeting. He died aged 59 after falling ill on a journey to London and is buried in Bunhill Fields. The Pilgrim's Progress became one of the most published books in the English language; 1,300 editions having been printed by 1938, 250 years after the author's death.

He is remembered in the Church of England with a Lesser Festival on 30 August, and on the liturgical calendar of the United States Episcopal Church on 29 August. Some other churches of the Anglican Communion, such as the Anglican Church of Australia, honour him on the day of his death (31 August).



Was John Bunyan reformed?, Reformed Theology (marraskuu 2009)


This book is about a quest for virtue and the Path to Glory. An interesting read because this was one of the first novels in world history. The story is probably not very compelling to the average modern reader, but this is, given that it is an allegory on virtuous christian life, hardly surprising.
The storyline consist mainly of an enumeration of various trials, obstacles and people Christian, the main character, meets on his way to The Celestial City / Heaven / Eternal life / God. It quickly becomes boring, but since I was interested in the development of the European Novel through the centuries, I decided to keep on reading.… (lisätietoja)
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jd7h | 168 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 18, 2024 |
This Combines two of Bunyans works:
"Praying in the Spirit". 1662 &. "The Throne of Grace". 1692
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rbcarver | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 7, 2024 |
To think that The Pilgrim's Progress was first published in 1678 and it’s still around speaks to its enduring relevancy. The level of sophistication is significant. Each character, location, and event in the story symbolizes spiritual truths and moral lessons. The book explores themes such as the nature of faith, the trials and tribulations of the Christian life, and the ultimate reward awaiting the faithful. Overall, it’s a profound allegorical representation of the Christian journey in simple and straightforward words, which makes it accessible to us modern readers and relevant for readers interested in spiritual and moral reflections.… (lisätietoja)
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Andrew.Lafleche | 168 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 31, 2024 |
Simplesmente, fantástico. Encantador. Nos remete o tempo todo a passagens e imagens bíblicas muito vivas por meio das alegorias criadas por Bunyan. Especial demais... Todo cristão deveria ler esta jóia.
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wilsonportejr | 168 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 30, 2023 |


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