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  • Author:
    Christopher Hill
  • ISBN:
    0198128185
  • ISBN13:
    978-0198128182
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  • Publisher:
    Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 1988)
  • Pages:
    416 pages
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    Historical
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John Bunyan and his Church.

John Bunyan and his Church. First published 1988. My object in this book has been to set Bunyan against the history of his own turbulent times, which formed him and which he influenced; and to rescue him from those who see him as the anatomist of a timeless ‘human condition’. I am very conscious of standing on the shoulders of giants.

Bunyan, John, 1628-1688, Authors, English - Early modern, 1500-1700 - Biography, Christian literature, English - History and criticism, Dissenters . Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Bunyan, John, 1628-1688, Authors, English - Early modern, 1500-1700 - Biography, Christian literature, English - History and criticism, Dissenters, Religious - England - History - 17th century, Puritans - England - Clergy - Biography, England - Church history - 17th century. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books.

A really juicy book, straggling well between the popular (fittingly for Bunyan) and the academic (lotsa booksy references). Looses a star for the smug, if sympathetic, Whig history evaluations of Bunyan’s theology and worldview, but these are mainly concentrated at the end; anyway I do not think they make the author falsify any facts.

Pennington, Donald, "John Edward Christopher Hill", in British Academy, Proceedings of the British Academy: Volume 130: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 23–49.

Hill is a respected historian, having written over 20 books on the 17th Century. His tailpiece on Bunyan's influence on the world beyond the century in which he wrote was thought-provoking. One person found this helpful. John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most important works of English literature. It was while confined that he wrote his most famous works.

John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is one of the most significant works of English literature. This classic biography of Bunyan by one of the leading historians of the 17th century offers a reassessment of the man in the context of his times.

Published by Verso Books. John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most significant works of English literature. It was in the service of this religion that his writings were produced, many of them during the nearly twelve years spent in Bedford jail between 1660 and 1672. An extraordinary insight into John Bunyan, one of the towering figures of English literature, this remains the definitive biography. Other Titles of Interest.

This new biography of Bunyan, published to celebrate the tercentenary of his death, offers a reassessment of the man against in the context of his times. Bunyan is usually studied and remembered as the author of "The Pilgrim's Progress", "Mr Badman" and "The Holy War", but his own consideration of himself would most probably have been as a preacher first and foremost - a man whose non-conformist religion led him into conflict with the Quakers and into years of imprisonment. It was in the service of this religion that his writings were produced, many of them during the nearly 12 years spent in Bedford jail between 1660 and 1672, though he continued to publish after his release. Christopher Hill, retired Master of Balliol, whose previous books include "Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution", sets Bunyan against the troubled background of the Commonwealth and the church and throws new light on his personality and the religious conflicts that resulted in his writings.