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John Bunyan (1628-1688) was a Christian writer and preacher. He was born at Harrowden, in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress (1678- 1684), arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August. Bunyan had very little schooling (about 2-4 years). He followed his father in the Tarish Tinker's trade, and he served in the parliamentary army at Newport Pagnell (1644-1647). In 1655, Bunyan became a deacon and began preaching, with marked success from the start. He also became a popular preacher as well as a prolific author, though most of his works consist of expanded sermons. He was no scholar, except of the English Bible, but he knew scripture thoroughly. In his autobiographical book, Grace Abounding (1666), Bunyan describes himself as having led an abandoned life in his youth, and as having been morally reprehensible as a result. However, there appears to be no evidence that he was outwardly worse than the average of his neighbours.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409920625
ISBN-10: 1409920623
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 5mm)
Pages: 84
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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