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John Bunyan (1628–1699)

Auteur de Le voyage du pèlerin

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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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins
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Œuvres de John Bunyan

Le voyage du pèlerin (1678) 17,479 exemplaires
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666) 1,503 exemplaires
La Priere (1662) 768 exemplaires
The Pilgrim's Progress / The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert (1909) — Contributeur — 532 exemplaires
The Acceptable Sacrifice (2004) 396 exemplaires
Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ (1681) 351 exemplaires
The Fear of God (1679) 301 exemplaires
Pictorial Pilgrims Progress (1960) 275 exemplaires
Intercession Of Christ, The (1968) 119 exemplaires
Visions of Heaven and Hell (1998) 110 exemplaires
Journey to Hell (1999) 104 exemplaires
The life and death of Mr Badman (1680) 82 exemplaires
The Pilgrim's Progress (1999) 69 exemplaires
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 02 (1880) 66 exemplaires
Christian Behaviour (1962) 65 exemplaires
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 03 (1855) 59 exemplaires
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 01 (1991) 58 exemplaires
The barren fig-tree (1968) 57 exemplaires
The Pilgrims Progress in Pictures (1951) 56 exemplaires
Saved by Grace (1967) 54 exemplaires
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity (1970) 51 exemplaires
Antichrist and His Ruin (1911) 50 exemplaires
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 1 (2011) 48 exemplaires
Your Victory in Christ (1997) 44 exemplaires
Reprobation Asserted (1674) 44 exemplaires
The Water of Life (1960) 38 exemplaires
Paul's Departure and Crown (1969) 36 exemplaires
The Treatise of the Fear of God (1641) 35 exemplaires
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 2 (2011) 35 exemplaires
The annotated Pilgrim's progress (1980) 35 exemplaires
Israel's Hope Encouraged (1968) 34 exemplaires
The Pharisee and Publican (1685) 32 exemplaires
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized (2006) 31 exemplaires
The Strait Gate (1995) 29 exemplaires
The Holy City-or the New Jerusalem (2007) 27 exemplaires
Bunyan's Last Sermon (2015) 20 exemplaires
Bunyan's Prison Meditations (2016) 19 exemplaires
Heart's Ease for Heart Trouble (1893) 19 exemplaires
Instructions for the Ignorant (1846) 18 exemplaires
The Children's Pilgrim's Progress (1995) 18 exemplaires
A Confession of My Faith 17 exemplaires
Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 17 exemplaires
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 16 exemplaires
Scriptural Poems (2010) 15 exemplaires
The Saint's Privilege and Profit (1851) 14 exemplaires
Treasury of Bunyan (1981) 13 exemplaires
Pilgrims Progress Retold (1982) 12 exemplaires
The Pilgrim's Progress (Abridged) (2010) 10 exemplaires
La Peregrina (1990) 10 exemplaires
The Struggler 9 exemplaires
Pilgrim's Progress Part One (1970) 8 exemplaires
God's Knotty Log (1961) 6 exemplaires
Memoir of John Bunyan (2016) 6 exemplaires
Family Duty (2011) 5 exemplaires
Resurrection (2012) 5 exemplaires
Bunyan's Choice Works (1865) 5 exemplaires
The Groans of a Lost Soul (1971) 5 exemplaires
John Bunyan: Poems (1980) 4 exemplaires
Cómo orar en el Espíritu (2003) 4 exemplaires
Bunyan's Catechism (1968) 4 exemplaires
The Fear of God: Updated (2016) 4 exemplaires
My Imprisonment (1992) 4 exemplaires
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 4 exemplaires
Bunyan's Commentary on Genesis (2014) 3 exemplaires
天路歷程(上) (2004) 3 exemplaires
Bunyan's Awakening Works (2016) 3 exemplaires
The Life of John Bunyan (1977) 2 exemplaires
Some Sighs from Hell 2 exemplaires
Piligrimo kelione (2009) 2 exemplaires
Jornada Para o Inferno (2011) 2 exemplaires
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 2 exemplaires
Jerusalem Sinner Saved 2 exemplaires
Genade in overvloed 2 exemplaires
Det heliga kriget (2019) 2 exemplaires
A Commencer Par Jerusalem (2001) 2 exemplaires
The White Devil 2 exemplaires
Miscellaneous Pieces (2004) 2 exemplaires
Les Aventures du Pèlerin (2008) 2 exemplaires
Bunyan's Inviting Works (2016) 2 exemplaires
The Bedside Bunyan 2 exemplaires
Çarmıh Yolcusu (2015) 2 exemplaires
Uusi Kristityn vaellus (2002) 1 exemplaire
For Pilagrimsins 1 exemplaire
Peregrino Parte II 1 exemplaire
A zarándok útja 1 exemplaire
A szent háború (2002) 1 exemplaire
Een ding is nodig 1 exemplaire
De toekomende wereld 1 exemplaire
A Golden Month 1 exemplaire
John Bunyan 1 exemplaire
John Bunyan VIDEO 1 exemplaire
Lov og Naade 1 exemplaire
pilgrims progress avon edition (1969) 1 exemplaire
Dangerous Journey 1 exemplaire
No Second Chance 1 exemplaire
Geistlicher Krieg. 1 exemplaire
E-Sword - Books 1 exemplaire
La Peregrina 1 exemplaire
Bunyan Characters 1 exemplaire
Mantuiti prin Har 1 exemplaire
Oração 1 exemplaire
The Pilgrim's Progress - CD (2011) 1 exemplaire
Selected Writings (1999) 1 exemplaire
John Bunyans Pilgrims vandring (1994) 1 exemplaire
Taith y pererin 1 exemplaire
John Bunyan, Legacy Edition (2018) 1 exemplaire
De Enge Poort 1 exemplaire
Genesis 1–11: A Commentary (2010) 1 exemplaire
Pastoral Letters 1 exemplaire
Bunyans Works: Volume 1 (1862) 1 exemplaire
Peregrina, A (2004) 1 exemplaire
John Bunyan 1 exemplaire
Turus A' Chriosdaidh 1 exemplaire
天路歷程(下) 1 exemplaire
The Pilgrim's Progress II (2016) 1 exemplaire
Pilgrim's Progress (Part Two) (2007) 1 exemplaire
Dangerous Journey 1 exemplaire
Death of Deaths 1 exemplaire
Jatrir Jatra 1 exemplaire
Yathrikuni Prayanam 1 exemplaire
Christian classics 1 exemplaire
The Standard Bunyan 1 exemplaire
The Fear of God 1 exemplaire
Der unfruchtbare Feigenbaum (1995) 1 exemplaire
Christ, the Complete Savior (2018) 1 exemplaire
Temor a Deus 1 exemplaire
Eens Christens Reyse 1 exemplaire
The great decision 1 exemplaire
Taith Y Pererin I'r Teulu (1997) 1 exemplaire
De christenreis 1 exemplaire
Milost přehojná 1 exemplaire
Water of Live 1 exemplaire
Wedrowka pielgrzyma (2014) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

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The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contributeur — 141 exemplaires
The Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (1912) — Contributeur — 51 exemplaires
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 1 (1974) — Contributeur — 20 exemplaires
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Contributeur — 15 exemplaires
Viaje de Christian (Spanish Edition) (2003)quelques éditions1 exemplaire


Partage des connaissances

Nom canonique
Bunyan, John
Nom légal
Bunyan, John
Autres noms
Bunjano, Johano
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
Bunhill Fields cemetery, London, England
Pays (pour la carte)
England, UK
Lieu de naissance
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
Lieu du décès
On a Journey to London, England
Lieux de résidence
Harrowden, England (birth)
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England (birth, ref. Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, 1994)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
soldier, English Civil War
Parliamentary Army
Courte biographie
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).



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