John Bunyan
b. November 28, 1628 – d. August 31, 1688 • Author
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Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John (1628–88), author of The *Pilgrim’s Progress. Of the external details of his life comparatively little is known. Born at Elstow in Bedfordshire, he was the son of poor parents (his father was a brazier, a trade he himself followed—hence the loose description of him as a ‘tinker’), and probably
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Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John (1628–1688)Bunyan, of Elstow and Bedford, is important to the Reformed tradition, since his famous allegory is one of the chief avenues by which the Puritan spirit entered the mainstream of the English Reformation. With Calvinism as foundational, Bunyan’s prolific writings and fervent preaching
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Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John(1628–88). After John Milton, the greatest literary genius produced by the Puritan movement in England was John Bunyan. His book The Pilgrim’s Progress has been one of the most widely read and translated works in Western literature. (See alsoMilton; Puritans.)
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Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John (1628–88). English Puritan pastor and author of the allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678, 1684). He was born in the town of Elstow, near Bedford, where he was a pastor for many years. His father and mother were poor, and they raised him in such a strict way that B. developed great remorse
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Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John (1628–1688). Best known for his allegory of the Christian life, The *Pilgrim’s Progress, Bunyan was an independent preacher in seventeenth-century England who came from Bedfordshire. Bunyan fought on the side of the Puritan Parliament against the Royalists in the English civil war. That,
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Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John (1628–1688). An English *Puritan preacher and writer during the Restoration of the English monarchy and the Anglican church. During an imprisonment for *preaching without a license, Bunyan wrote his best-known work, Pilgrim’s Progress, a Christian allegory that served as an accessible and
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John Bunyan
Musicians, Artists, and WritersJohn BunyanPilgrim who made progress in prison“I saw a man clothed with rags … a book in his hand and a great burden upon his back.”Successful English writers were, in John Bunyan’s day, nearly synonymous with wealth. Men like Richard Baxter and John Milton
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John (1628–88). One of the most influential authors of the seventeenth century. Although he had a bare minimum of education, hyperconscientious religious sensitivity, at times almost paralyzing, led him into the depths of the gospel of grace that he discovered in the Bible.Active as a lay preacher
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Bunyan, John (1628–88)
BUNYAN, JOHN (1628–88)A Baptist pastor and author, Bunyan’s fame has been chiefly the result of one of his more than sixty books: his masterpiece The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678/1684), which had appeared in around 1,300 editions by the late 1930s and has been translated into more than 200 languages.Bunyan’s
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Bunyan, John
Bunyan, John (1628–1688)English tinker and preacher; author of more than sixty books, among them the famous Pilgrim’s Progress.Born at Elstow, Bedfordshire, Bunyan went either to the newly founded grammar school at Bedford or to the more humble one at Elstow. He married when he was twenty-one. His