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  John Bunyan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 – August 31, 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (1 mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England.
Bunyan fiercely disagreed with the teachings of the Religious Society of Friends and took part in written debates during the years 1656-1657 with some of its leaders.
Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress in two parts, the first of which was published in London in 1678 and the second in 1684.
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 Bunyan, The Life of John Bunyan - CHAPTER I.
The year of John Bunyan's birth was a momentous one both for the nation and for the Church of England.
The Bunyans were given to marrying early, and speedily consoled themselves on the loss of one wife with the companionship of a successor.
The parish church, so intimately connected with Bunyan's personal history, is a fragment of the church of the nunnery, with a detached campanile, or "steeple-house," built to contain the bells after the destruction of the central tower and choir of the conventual church.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/hst/biography/TheLifeOfJohnBunyan/chap1.html   (2694 words)

 John Bunyan Biography, Writer of Pilgrims Progress - Christian Biography Resources
John Bunyan was born in November, 1628, at Elstow, a little village about a mile south of Bedford in Bedfordshire [England].
Froude, on the other hand relying upon the facts that Bunyan's parents were adherents of the Established Church and that he himself was baptised in the parish church, felt sure that he was on the side of the King.
Bunyan received royal authority to preach and was called to the pastorate of the Bedford church, having been chosen for this office before his release.
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 John Bunyan
John Bunyan was received into the Baptist church in Bedford by immersion in 1653.
As John Bunyan was married with children to support, and he could have walked out of the jail a free man at any time if he simply promised to stop preaching publicly without a license, one must ask if he really did the right thing.
Bunyan was not a martyr, nor was he ever violently persecuted, but his convictions, whether admirable or misplaced, were quite strong and vexed the local authorities who viewed him more as a troublemaker than any real threat.
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history/john-bunyan.html   (864 words)

 Biography John Bunyan
Bunyan was born in 1628 in the heart of England, a mile south of Bedford a few years before the English Civil War.
John turned sixteen in 1644 at the height of the Civil War.
Once he even let John go to London, but when his job was threatened, he forbade him to so much as peek out the jail door anymore.
www.tlogical.net /biobunyan.htm   (882 words)

 John Bunyan - The Baptist Page - Portraits -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Bunyan emerged a leader among non-conformist and the pastor of the church at Bedford.
Bunyan was a baptist in the sense that he held to what became the foundational tenets of Baptists.
Bunyan certainly was in sympathy with the Particular Baptists in his firm grip on the Doctrines of Grace.
www.baptistpage.org /Portraits/bunyan.htm   (1264 words)

John Bunyan was born in 1628 in the village of Elston near the town of Bedford.
While Bunyan was living in his sins, that mind led him to the head of the wicked young men in the area.
Bunyan soon married again, and his second wife was a faithful wife, a help to him in his ministry, and a mother to his children.
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 John Bunyan
John Bunyan, 'the Immortal Tinker', who rose from humble origins to become one of the world's most widely-read Christian writers, lived most of his life in and around the town of Bedford.
Bunyan was born in the parish of Elstow, which lies a mile to the south of Bedford, in 1628.
Her birth was probably one of the factors that caused Bunyan to reflect seriously on his life for the first time, and to question the value of his favourite pastimes of bell-ringing, dancing and playing tip-cat.
www.bedford.gov.uk /Default.aspx/Web/JohnBunyan   (909 words)

 The Writings of John Bunyan
OHN BUNYAN was born in 1628 at Elstow near Bedford, the son of a brazier.
On his release from prison in 1672 Bunyan became pastor of the Bedford congregation and the remaining years of his life were spent preaching and writing.
Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, in two parts, of which the first appeared at London in 1678, begun during his imprisonment in 1676; the second in 1684.
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 Bunyan, John - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BUNYAN, JOHN [Bunyan, John], 1628-88, English author, b.
Bunyan's 'Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.' (17th-century English author John Bunyan)
John Bunyan and the English struggle for identity.
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 Bunyan, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
During this period Bunyan wrote nine books, the most famous of which is Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666), a fervent spiritual autobiography.
By the time Bunyan was released from his second imprisonment, he had become a hero to the members of his sect, and he continued preaching and writing until his death.
Bunyan’s continued popularity rests on the spiritual fervor that permeates his works and on the compelling style in which they are written.
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 John Bunyan Preacher, Writer of Pilgrims Progress - Christian Biography Resources
John Bunyan: "The immortal dreamer of Bedford jail;" born at Harrowden (1 mile southeast of Bedford), in the parish of Elstow, christened November 30, 1628; died in London August 31, 1688.
All the world knows that Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, in two parts, of which the first appeared at London in 1678, and was, at all events, begun during his imprisonment in 1676; the second in 1684.
Bunyan was a popular preacher as well as a very voluminous author, though most of his works consist of expanded sermons.
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 John Bunyan on the Sabbath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Bunyan's arguments are, that the appearances of nature show no difference of days- that no Sabbath or other day was set apart for worship before the giving of the law at Sinai.
Bunyan then gives five proofs that the answer is no. If the identical question were asked today it would read, "Was the Sabbath commandment a Creation Ordinance given to Adam or was it first made known to Israel at Sinai?" This is the key point in the whole argument.
Bunyan does not argue from the "good and necessary consequences deduced" by logic from a system of "one covenant and two administrations." Bunyan used Bible verses to establish his points.
www.solochristo.com /theology/nct/reibunyansabbath.htm   (6087 words)

 The Works of John Bunyan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
John Bunyan died within two months of completing his sixtieth year, on the 31st of August, 1688.
This warrant for John Bunyan's arrest was issued in 1674, and is responsible for Bunyan's second, albeit brief, incarceration in 1675.
John Bunyan has greatly influenced the lives of many godly preachers, as this small collection of references to Bunyan are proof.
truthinheart.com /EarlyOberlinCD/CD/Bunyan/OpenInBrowser.html   (846 words)

 The Bunyan Press - John Bunyan
John Bunyan was born between Harrowden and Elstow near Bedford (England) in 1628.
Bunyan would not conform to the demands of the established church and in consequence became a marked man. On 12th March 1660, at Lower Samsell he was arrested, tried before magistrates and detained in Bedford jail for twelve years.
When he was 44 Bunyan was released from jail by a dubiously contrived Declaration of Indulgence which suspended the execution of penal laws in regard to ecclesiastical matters.
www.bunyanpress.co.uk /jbunyan.htm   (432 words)

 Orion's Gate About John Bunyan
Bunyan, there is a warrant out against you, and the officers are on the lookout for you.
John Bunyan, tinker and lay preacher is under arrest.
Yet in that dismal den John Bunyan breathes the very atmosphere of heaven and there he writes that immortal classic that we know as "The Pilgrim's Progress." A book that has been translated into more languages, been published in more editions and changed more lives than any other non-Biblical book in history.
www.orionsgate.org /bunyan.html   (907 words)

 Text Only - A Memoir On John Bunyan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Of course Bunyan must remain in prison unless his persecutors would yield, which it was not likely they would do unless it pleased God to change their mind and heart, or to interpose by his gracious providence, as he really at length in his own good time did interpose, for Bunyan's deliverance.
Bunyan was forty-four years of age when he was released from prison in September, 1672; and the next most memorable event of his life, after the Pilgrim's Progress, was that of the production and publication of the Holy War.
Bunyan's style, so far as it was not a tendency born in him, grew out of his habitual and exclusive familiarity with the English Bible.
truthinheart.com /EarlyOberlinCD/CD/Bunyan/text/Memoir.On.John.Bunyan.html   (5970 words)

 John Bunyan (1628-1688)
John Bunyan, the author of the "Pilgrim's Progress", was born at Elstow, near Bedford, in 1628.
On November 12, 1660, Bunyan was arrested for unlicensed preaching; and being again arrested in 1661, and refusing to abstain, he was kept in prison with one short interval until 1672, when he was released at the Declaration of Indulgence.
In 1672, on his release, Bunyan was chosen minister of the community at Bedford with whom he worshipped, and a barn in Mill Lane was licensed for their meeting-place.
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 John Bunyan, English Preacher, Author of Pilgrim's Progress - Christian Biography Resources
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English preacher and writer.
Mary Bunyan (c.1625-1656?): First wife of John Bunyan, they were married in 1647.
They were married in 1659, shortly before he was arrested and imprisoned, leaving her to care for his four children by his first wife.
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 John Bunyan
When he was sixteen Bunyan joined the Parliamentary army to fight for the Roundheads against the Cavaliers.
As censorship was removed during the Civil War, Bunyan was able to read pamphlets that for years had been banned.
In 1660 Bunyan was arrested at a meeting at Lower Samsell in Bedfordshire and found guilty of preaching without a licence to "unlawful assemblies".
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /STUbunyanJ.htm   (310 words)

 BookRags: John Bunyan Biography
John Bunyan, born in Elstow near Bedford, was baptized on Nov. 30, 1628.
He turned for guidance to John Gifford; once a roistering Cavalier, Gifford had been rescued from debauchery by the Gospel and was pastor of the Congregational Church in Bedford.
Bunyan was no fornicator, drunkard, or thief; but so urgent was his religion, so passionate his nature, that any sin, however small, was an enormous burden.
www.bookrags.com /biography/john-bunyan   (845 words)

 John Bunyan - Theopedia
John Bunyan, a popular Puritan preacher, Baptist, and author was born at Harrowden in the parish of Elstow, England in 1628 and died in London in 1688.
Bunyan is best known today as the author of The Pilgrim's Progress, the most successful allegory ever written.
John Bunyan had very little schooling, followed his father in the tinker's trade, was in the parliamentary army, 1644-47; married in 1649; lived in Elstow till 1655, when his wife died and he moved to Bedford.
www.theopedia.com /John_Bunyan   (658 words)

 Acacia John Bunyan - Online Library - A Timeline Chronicling the Life of John Bunyan
This chronicles some of the events in John Bunyan's life that can be established by dates, thus giving us a somewhat accurate overview of his extraordinary life.
On November 12th, John is scheduled to preach at the hamlet of Lower Samsell.
John endeavors to have his name entered in the calendar of offenders, so his case would come before the judges.
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 Christian History - John Bunyan - 131 Christians Everyone Should Know
What allowed Bunyan to become the bestselling author of one of the most beloved books in the English language was when things actually got worse: an imprisonment of 12 years.
Bunyan was drawn to the Christian fellowship he saw among "three or four poor women sitting at a door...
Bunyan was freed, licensed as a Congregational minister, and called to be pastor of the Bedford church.
www.christianitytoday.com /history/special/131christians/bunyan.html   (1126 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Pilgrim's Progress: Books: John Bunyan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Since Bunyan's vocabulary and style of punctuation reflected the speaking voice of an accomplished preacher (the "crime" for which he was imprisoned for twelve years), this almost amounted to restoring the correct meter to a poem long printed with incorrect versification.
I don't find Bunyan an edifying guide to the religious life (see below), but he is in many ways an appealing human being, and a remarkable writer, the author of the last great medieval allegories in English, which are at the same time among the first modern novels.
Bunyan successfully exposes the weaknesses of the alternative ideas by refuting them one by one in the context of his pilgrimage allegory.
www.amazon.ca /Pilgrims-Progress-John-Bunyan/dp/9993055921   (2395 words)

 John Bunyan Society Home Page
The First Triennial Conference of the International John Bunyan Society convened in Banff, Alberta under the direction of organizers from the University of Alberta.
Bunyan Studies is a scholarly journal that focuses on John Bunyan and his times.
The Bunyan Museum is situated at the Bunyan Meeting Free Church in Mill Street, Bedford, England.
www.arts.ualberta.ca /~dgay/Bunyan.htm   (786 words)

John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is known wherever the English language is spoken.
Bunyan possessed, then, one of the rarest faculties of the human mind—the power of so throwing himself into the very character which he was drawing that he makes him speak exactly as that person would have spoken had he actually existed.
Bunyan was not striving after effect, beyond the best of all effects—being made a blessing to the church of God.
www.gracegems.org /18/p-Bunyan.htm   (1909 words)

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