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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ (1681) 336 eksemplarer
The Fear of God (1679) 284 eksemplarer
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Intercession Of Christ, The (1968) 112 eksemplarer
Visions of Heaven and Hell (1992) 107 eksemplarer
Journey to Hell (1999) 100 eksemplarer
The life and death of Mr Badman (1680) 77 eksemplarer
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 03 (1855) 74 eksemplarer
The Pilgrim's Progress (1999) 65 eksemplarer
Christian Behaviour (1962) 62 eksemplarer
The barren fig-tree (1968) 56 eksemplarer
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 02 (1880) 54 eksemplarer
The Pilgrims Progress in Pictures (1951) 53 eksemplarer
Saved by Grace (1967) 52 eksemplarer
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity (1970) 49 eksemplarer
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 01 (1991) 46 eksemplarer
Antichrist and His Ruin (1911) 44 eksemplarer
Your Victory in Christ (1997) 42 eksemplarer
Reprobation Asserted (1674) 41 eksemplarer
Pilgrim's Progress VOL 1 (2011) 36 eksemplarer
The Water of Life (1960) 35 eksemplarer
Paul's Departure and Crown (1969) 34 eksemplarer
The Treatise of the Fear of God (1641) 32 eksemplarer
Israel's Hope Encouraged (1968) 31 eksemplarer
The Pharisee and Publican (1685) 28 eksemplarer
The Strait Gate (1995) 28 eksemplarer
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized (2006) 28 eksemplarer
The Holy City-or the New Jerusalem (2007) 26 eksemplarer
Bunyan's Last Sermon (2015) 19 eksemplarer
Heart's Ease for Heart Trouble (1893) 19 eksemplarer
Bunyan's Prison Meditations (2016) 18 eksemplarer
The Children's Pilgrim's Progress (1995) 18 eksemplarer
Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 17 eksemplarer
Instructions for the Ignorant (1846) 17 eksemplarer
A Confession of My Faith 17 eksemplarer
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 15 eksemplarer
Scriptural Poems (2010) 14 eksemplarer
The Saint's Privilege and Profit (1851) 13 eksemplarer
Pilgrims Progress Retold (1982) 11 eksemplarer
Treasury of Bunyan (1981) 11 eksemplarer
The Pilgrim's Progress (Abridged) (2010) 10 eksemplarer
The Struggler 9 eksemplarer
Pilgrim's Progress Part One (1970) 8 eksemplarer
La Peregrina (1990) 7 eksemplarer
God's Knotty Log (1961) 6 eksemplarer
Resurrection (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Bunyan's Choice Works (1865) 5 eksemplarer
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Family Duty (2011) 5 eksemplarer
The Groans of a Lost Soul (1971) 5 eksemplarer
Memoir of John Bunyan (2016) 5 eksemplarer
My Imprisonment (1992) 4 eksemplarer
The Fear of God: Updated (2016) 4 eksemplarer
Cómo orar en el Espíritu (2003) 4 eksemplarer
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 4 eksemplarer
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John Bunyan: Poems (1980) 3 eksemplarer
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Bunyan's Catechism (1968) 3 eksemplarer
Some Sighs from Hell 2 eksemplarer
Det heliga kriget (2019) 2 eksemplarer
The Bedside Bunyan 2 eksemplarer
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Jornada Para o Inferno (2011) 2 eksemplarer
The pilgrim's progress 2 eksemplarer
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Piligrimo kelione (2009) 2 eksemplarer
El Progreso Peregrino 2 eksemplarer
Genade in overvloed 2 eksemplarer
Advice to sufferers (1968) 2 eksemplarer
The Life of John Bunyan (1977) 2 eksemplarer
The White Devil 2 eksemplarer
Miscellaneous Pieces (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Les Aventures du Pèlerin (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Bunyan's Works 2 eksemplarer
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The pilgrim's Progress (2017) 1 eksemplar
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Le voyage du pèlerin (2005) 1 eksemplar
A Golden Month 1 eksemplar
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No Second Chance 1 eksemplar
Dangerous Journey 1 eksemplar
pilgrims progress avon edition (1969) 1 eksemplar
Lov og Naade 1 eksemplar
Le Voyage du pèlerin (1992) 1 eksemplar
For Pilagrimsins 1 eksemplar
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Pilgrim's Progress Volume 1 (2011) 1 eksemplar
Genesis 1–11: A Commentary (2010) 1 eksemplar
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Complete Works of John Bunyan (1873) 1 eksemplar
Bunyan's Grace Abounding (1840) 1 eksemplar
Peregrina, A (2004) 1 eksemplar
Selected Writings (1999) 1 eksemplar
The great decision 1 eksemplar
Bunyan's Works Vol. 3 (1831) 1 eksemplar
Death of Deaths 1 eksemplar
Bunyans Works: Volume 1 (1862) 1 eksemplar
Dangerous Journey 1 eksemplar
Pastoral Letters 1 eksemplar
Christ, the Complete Savior (2018) 1 eksemplar
Temor a Deus 1 eksemplar
The Pilgrim's Progress II (2016) 1 eksemplar
Pilgrim's Progress (Part Two) (2007) 1 eksemplar
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Kanonisk navn
Bunyan, John
Juridisk navn
Bunyan, John
Andre navne
Bunjano, Johano
Bunhill Fields cemetery, London, England
Land (til kort)
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
Kort biografi
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? i Reformed Theology (november 2009)


Clearly dated, but still very relevant if not a bit simplistic
BrettElliott | 160 andre anmeldelser | Nov 29, 2023 |
I'm sorry, I couldn't read on after the first four "Headings". The Puritan theology made me uncomfortable, as does today's fundamentalist evangelicalism. Heathen I may be, and I have probably missed meeting everyday life as described further into the book, but I won't be picking it up again another time. As with all the other volumes in the "Kings Treasuries" series, I love and treasure the physical book. It will remain in my library.
gmillar | 160 andre anmeldelser | Nov 12, 2023 |
The story of the author's life and religious experience. He was born in 1628 and died in 1688.
MenoraChurch | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 5, 2023 |
Part 1 of this allegory was published in 1678 and part 2 in1685. This edition with 8 original illustrations.
MenoraChurch | Nov 5, 2023 |


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