Bunyan, John (1628–1688)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Veith, G. E. 2011. Bunyan, John (1628–1688). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Born near Bedford, England. His father, Thomas, was a tinker, a repairer of metal household utensils. Having had only two to four years of education, John took up the trade. Despite these humble origins, John Bunyan became the author of The Pilgrim's Progress, one of the most popular books ever written.
- Bunyan, John (1628–1688);
- John Bunyan, author of the pilgrim's progress;
- Bunyans, as dissenters enlisted in the army;
- outward puritan probity, tormented by guilt;
- reading, Luther's commentary on book of Galatians;
- the pilgrim's progress, tale of a soul's pilgrimage;
- pilgrim's progress, breaking new ground in realistic writing;
- widely read book, second only to the bible