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John Bunyan (1628–1699)

Autore di Il pellegrinaggio del cristiano

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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno
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Opere di John Bunyan

Il pellegrinaggio del cristiano (1678) 17,229 copie
Prayer (1662) 758 copie
The Acceptable Sacrifice (2004) 392 copie
The Fear of God (1679) 294 copie
Pictorial Pilgrims Progress (1960) 267 copie
Intercession Of Christ, The (1968) 115 copie
Visions of Heaven and Hell (1998) 108 copie
Journey to Hell (1999) 102 copie
The Pilgrim's Progress (1999) 65 copie
Christian Behaviour (1962) 64 copie
The barren fig-tree (1968) 57 copie
Saved by Grace (1967) 53 copie
Antichrist and His Ruin (1911) 49 copie
Reprobation Asserted (1674) 44 copie
Your Victory in Christ (1997) 42 copie
The Water of Life (1960) 37 copie
Israel's Hope Encouraged (1968) 33 copie
The Pharisee and Publican (1685) 30 copie
The Strait Gate (1995) 30 copie
Bunyan's Last Sermon (2015) 20 copie
Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 17 copie
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 15 copie
Scriptural Poems (2010) 15 copie
Treasury of Bunyan (1981) 12 copie
Pilgrims Progress Retold (1982) 12 copie
La Peregrina (1990) 9 copie
The Struggler 9 copie
Memoir of John Bunyan (2016) 6 copie
God's Knotty Log (1961) 6 copie
Resurrection (2012) 5 copie
Bunyan's Choice Works (1865) 5 copie
Family Duty (2011) 5 copie
The Fear of God: Updated (2016) 4 copie
My Imprisonment (1992) 4 copie
Bunyan's Awakening Works (2016) 3 copie
John Bunyan: Poems (1980) 3 copie
Bunyan's Catechism (1968) 3 copie
Advice to sufferers (1968) 2 copie
Piligrimo kelione (2009) 2 copie
Jornada Para o Inferno (2011) 2 copie
The Life of John Bunyan (1977) 2 copie
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 2 copie
Çarmıh Yolcusu (2015) 2 copie
Miscellaneous Pieces (2004) 2 copie
Det heliga kriget (2019) 2 copie
A szent háború (2002) 1 copia
John Bunyan 1 copia
Lov og Naade 1 copia
The Works of John Bunyan (2013) 1 copia
La Peregrina 1 copia
Oração 1 copia
Selected Writings (1999) 1 copia
John Bunyan 1 copia
De Enge Poort 1 copia
Bunyans Works: Volume 1 (1862) 1 copia
Peregrina, A (2004) 1 copia
Bunyan's Grace Abounding (1840) 1 copia
Jatrir Jatra 1 copia
走天路 1 copia
Bunyan's Works Vol. 3 (1831) 1 copia
Temor a Deus 1 copia
Water of Live 1 copia
Wedrowka pielgrzyma (2014) 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Bunyan, John
Nome legale
Bunyan, John
Altri nomi
Bunjano, Johano
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Bunhill Fields cemetery, London, England
Nazione (per mappa)
England, UK
Luogo di nascita
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
Luogo di morte
On a Journey to London, England
Luogo di residenza
Harrowden, England (birth)
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England (birth, ref. Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, 1994)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Attività lavorative
soldier, English Civil War
Parliamentary Army
Breve biografia
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? in Reformed Theology (Novembre 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.… (altro)
jd7h | 167 altre recensioni | Feb 18, 2024 |
This Combines two of Bunyans works:
"Praying in the Spirit". 1662 &. "The Throne of Grace". 1692
rbcarver | 2 altre recensioni | 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.… (altro)
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Andrew.Lafleche | 167 altre recensioni | 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.
wilsonportejr | 167 altre recensioni | Nov 30, 2023 |


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