John Bunyan and the Language of Conviction

John Bunyan and the Language of Conviction

Beth Lynch

Hardback
$99.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Bunyan's works re-evaluated, and considered in their Restoration and non-conformist context.
This book undertakes a major reassessment of the works of John Bunyan (1628-88), the nonconformist author of The Pilgrim's Progress, who was imprisoned for preaching his beliefs. Through a reading of each of his narratives, and many of his pastoral writings, both in textual detail and in relation to the various traditions - such as Reformed spirituality and the nonconformist trial - within which he lived, preached, and wrote, the author offers a systematic re-evaluation of Bunyan's development as an author. She presents new perspectives on his most popular works, Grace Abounding and The Pilgrim's Progress, whilst arguing that the significance of the lesser-known Life and Death of Mr Badman and The Holy War has been severely underestimated; and she shows how overall the works offer a candid document of nonconformist experience in the Restoration period.

Details

September 2004
4 black and white illustrations
200 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Renaissance Literature
ISBN: 9781843840176
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBD, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3JD, 4P
BISAC LIT004020
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(An) absorbing study... Excellent. TLS

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