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John Bunyan (1628–1699)

Auteur van De Christenreis naar de eeuwigheid

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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 toon meer 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) toon minder
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Werken van John Bunyan

De Christenreis naar de eeuwigheid (1678) 17,231 exemplaren
De Heilige Oorlog (1682) 1,249 exemplaren
Prayer (1662) 759 exemplaren
The Acceptable Sacrifice (2004) 392 exemplaren
Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ (1681) 348 exemplaren
The Fear of God (1679) 294 exemplaren
Pictorial Pilgrims Progress (1960) 267 exemplaren
Intercession Of Christ, The (1968) 115 exemplaren
Visions of Heaven and Hell (1998) 108 exemplaren
Journey to Hell (1999) 102 exemplaren
The life and death of Mr Badman (1680) 79 exemplaren
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 03 (1855) 74 exemplaren
The Pilgrim's Progress (1999) 65 exemplaren
Christian Behaviour (1962) 64 exemplaren
The barren fig-tree (1968) 57 exemplaren
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 02 (1880) 54 exemplaren
Saved by Grace (1967) 53 exemplaren
The Pilgrims Progress in Pictures (1951) 53 exemplaren
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity (1970) 50 exemplaren
Antichrist and His Ruin (1911) 49 exemplaren
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 1 (2011) 46 exemplaren
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 01 (1991) 45 exemplaren
Reprobation Asserted (1674) 44 exemplaren
Your Victory in Christ (1997) 42 exemplaren
The Water of Life (1960) 37 exemplaren
Paul's Departure and Crown (1969) 36 exemplaren
The annotated Pilgrim's progress (1980) 35 exemplaren
The Treatise of the Fear of God (1641) 34 exemplaren
Israel's Hope Encouraged (1968) 33 exemplaren
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 2 (2011) 33 exemplaren
The Pharisee and Publican (1685) 30 exemplaren
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized (2006) 30 exemplaren
The Strait Gate (1995) 30 exemplaren
Bunyan's Last Sermon (2015) 20 exemplaren
The Children's Pilgrim's Progress (1995) 19 exemplaren
Heart's Ease for Heart Trouble (1893) 19 exemplaren
Bunyan's Prison Meditations (2016) 19 exemplaren
Instructions for the Ignorant (1846) 18 exemplaren
Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 17 exemplaren
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 15 exemplaren
Scriptural Poems (2010) 15 exemplaren
The Saint's Privilege and Profit (1851) 14 exemplaren
Treasury of Bunyan (1981) 12 exemplaren
Pilgrims Progress Retold (1982) 12 exemplaren
The Pilgrim's Progress (Abridged) (2010) 10 exemplaren
La Peregrina (1990) 9 exemplaren
The Struggler 9 exemplaren
Pilgrim's Progress Part One (1970) 8 exemplaren
Memoir of John Bunyan (2016) 6 exemplaren
God's Knotty Log (1961) 6 exemplaren
Resurrection (2012) 5 exemplaren
Bunyan's Choice Works (1865) 5 exemplaren
The Groans of a Lost Soul (1971) 5 exemplaren
Family Duty (2011) 5 exemplaren
The Fear of God: Updated (2016) 4 exemplaren
Cómo orar en el Espíritu (2003) 4 exemplaren
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 4 exemplaren
My Imprisonment (1992) 4 exemplaren
Bunyan's Commentary on Genesis (2014) 3 exemplaren
天路歷程(上) 3 exemplaren
Bunyan's Awakening Works (2016) 3 exemplaren
John Bunyan: Poems (1980) 3 exemplaren
Bunyan's Catechism (1968) 3 exemplaren
Advice to sufferers (1968) 2 exemplaren
Piligrimo kelione (2009) 2 exemplaren
Jornada Para o Inferno (2011) 2 exemplaren
The Life of John Bunyan (1977) 2 exemplaren
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 2 exemplaren
Genade in overvloed 2 exemplaren
Çarmıh Yolcusu (2015) 2 exemplaren
The White Devil 2 exemplaren
Les Aventures du Pèlerin (2008) 2 exemplaren
Miscellaneous Pieces (2004) 2 exemplaren
Bunyan's Works 2 exemplaren
Det heliga kriget (2019) 2 exemplaren
The Bedside Bunyan 2 exemplaren
Some Sighs from Hell 2 exemplaren
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Een ding is nodig 1 exemplaar
For Pilagrimsins 1 exemplaar
Peregrino Parte II 1 exemplaar
A zarándok útja 1 exemplaar
A szent háború (2002) 1 exemplaar
A Golden Month 1 exemplaar
John Bunyan 1 exemplaar
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Lov og Naade 1 exemplaar
pilgrims progress avon edition (1969) 1 exemplaar
Dangerous Journey 1 exemplaar
No Second Chance 1 exemplaar
The Works of John Bunyan (2013) 1 exemplaar
Mantuiti prin Har 1 exemplaar
La Peregrina 1 exemplaar
Oração 1 exemplaar
Geistlicher Krieg. 1 exemplaar
E-Sword - Books 1 exemplaar
Selected Writings (1999) 1 exemplaar
John Bunyan 1 exemplaar
Taith y pererin 1 exemplaar
John Bunyans Pilgrims vandring (1994) 1 exemplaar
John Bunyan, Legacy Edition (2018) 1 exemplaar
De Enge Poort 1 exemplaar
Pastoral Letters 1 exemplaar
Bunyans Works: Volume 1 (1862) 1 exemplaar
Peregrina, A (2004) 1 exemplaar
Bunyan's Grace Abounding (1840) 1 exemplaar
The Pilgrim's Progress II (2016) 1 exemplaar
Pilgrim's Progress (Part Two) (2007) 1 exemplaar
Dangerous Journey 1 exemplaar
Death of Deaths 1 exemplaar
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Der unfruchtbare Feigenbaum (1995) 1 exemplaar
Yathrikuni Prayanam 1 exemplaar
De christenreis 1 exemplaar
Complete Works of John Bunyan (1873) 1 exemplaar
走天路 1 exemplaar
Bunyan's Works Vol. 3 (1831) 1 exemplaar
Taith Y Pererin I'r Teulu (1997) 1 exemplaar
Milost přehojná 1 exemplaar
Christ, the Complete Savior (2018) 1 exemplaar
Temor a Deus 1 exemplaar
Genesis 1–11: A Commentary (2010) 1 exemplaar
The great decision 1 exemplaar
Water of Live 1 exemplaar
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Algemene kennis

Gangbare naam
Bunyan, John
Officiële naam
Bunyan, John
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Bunjano, Johano
Bunhill Fields cemetery, London, England
Land (voor op de kaart)
England, UK
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
Plaats van overlijden
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
Korte biografie
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 (november 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.… (meer)
jd7h | 167 andere besprekingen | Feb 18, 2024 |
This Combines two of Bunyans works:
"Praying in the Spirit". 1662 &. "The Throne of Grace". 1692
rbcarver | 2 andere besprekingen | 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.… (meer)
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Andrew.Lafleche | 167 andere besprekingen | 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 andere besprekingen | Nov 30, 2023 |


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