John Bunyan

Standard Name: Bunyan, John


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Cultural formation Agnes Beaumont
AB was received into the Gamlingay congregation of John Bunyan 's Independent Church centred at Bedford.
Beaumont, Agnes. “Introduction”. The Narrative of the Persecutions of Agnes Beaumont, edited by Vera J. Camden, Colleagues Press, pp. 1-33.
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Cultural formation Agnes Beaumont
It was about this time, in winter 1674 (though AB does not say whether it was January-February or December of that year), that she proposed to get to a meeting at Gamlingay by riding pillion...
Cultural formation Elisabeth Wast
EW was not able to rest peacefully in her commitment to the Church ofScotland . Within four months she found herself troubled with Unbelief.
Wast, Elisabeth. Memoirs; or, Spiritual Exercises.
Reading Francis Spirahurt me more than all the Books...
Education Charlotte Brontë
Their education continued at home from a selection of standard texts including Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England, Hannah More 's Moral Sketches, John Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Isaac Watts 's Doctrine...
Education Jean Rhys
At a very young age, JR imagined that God was a book. She was so slow to read that her parents were concerned, but then suddenly found herself able to read even the longer words...
Education Emily Brontë
Thereafter, Patrick Brontë educated his remaining children at home, using standard educational texts including Thomas Salmon 's A New Geographical and Historical Grammar, a condensed version of Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England,...
Education Sarah Josepha Hale
Sarah Josepha Buell (later SJH ) was taught at home by her mother, with her father and her brother Horatio (then a law student) joining in for such higher branches of learning as writing, Latin...
Education Henry Handel Richardson
The child Ethel Richardson was a great reader. She identified with male fictional characters, and cherished three books which her father gave her almost on his death-bed: The Pilgrim's Progress by Bunyan , Robinson Crusoe...
Education Elizabeth Ham
At WeymouthEH (while her family moved to the village of Upwey) attended Ma'am Tucker's school, first boarding with a neighbour and later at the school. The governess was a Presbyterian, for which...
Education Catherine Carswell
After her discovery of literature, CC 's early reading included many pious books: Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Foxe 's Book of Martyrs, and Lives of the Saints. She also read widely in...
Education Clemence Dane
CD later wrote: Of course education in the modern sense didn't exist in the 'nineties, but reading was early acquired.
Dane, Clemence. London Has a Garden. Michael Joseph.
Having no television, she was imbibing knowledge from books before she was five. Both...
Education Flora Thompson
From the beginning of her time at school, Flora was constantly borrowing books to read on her own, branching out from the Bible and Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress to whatever she could lay her hands on.
Lindsay, Gillian. Flora Thompson: The Story of the Lark Rise Writer. Hale.
Education Rebecca Harding Davis
Influenced by her mother's linguistic virtuosity and her father's storytelling and love of classic literature, Rebecca grew up well acquainted with early American history (whose evidence lay close at hand) and with the stories...
Education Louisa May Alcott
She was also a great self-educator and took to reading everything from Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress to Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter (he was a family friend). She particularly admired Mary Wollstonecraft and also warmed...
Education George Eliot
Her devotion to John Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress remained unchanged during this period. She also read heavyweight works of theology, Hannah More 's letters, and a life of William Wilberforce . By late 1838, however...


1666: John Bunyan published his spiritual autobiography,...

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John Bunyan published his spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.

February 1678: John Bunyan's famous allegorical narrative...

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February 1678

John Bunyan 's famous allegoricalnarrative the Pilgrim's Progress (sometimes later called a novel) was licensed by the Stationers' Company ; it was published this year.

1682: Bunyan published an allegory of salvation...

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Bunyan published an allegoryof salvation entitled The Holy War, probably written in the first quarter of this year.

1683: John Bunyan published a tract examining the...

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John Bunyan published a tract examining the relation of women to the church: A Case of Conscience Resolved.

1684: John Bunyan published his sequel The Second...

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John Bunyan published his sequelThe SecondPart of the Pilgrim's Progress, in which the protagonist is female.

1686: John Bunyan's A Book for Boys and Girls;...

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John Bunyan 's A Book for Boys and Girls; or, Country Rhimes for Children was published.

1881: William Hale White published his successful...

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William Hale White published his successful novel of religious doubt, The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, Dissenting Minister, as Mark Rutherford .

1883: James Simson edited a short anthology entitled...

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James Simson edited a short anthology entitled The Gipsies, as illustrated by John Bunyan , Mrs. Carlyle , and others. And, Do Snakes Swallow Their Young?.

26 April 1951: Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams's opera Pilgrim's...

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26 April 1951

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams 's opera Pilgrim's Progress was first performed, at Covent Garden in London.


Bunyan, John. A Book for Boys and Girls; or, Country Rhimes for Children. Printed for N. P., 1686.
Bunyan, John. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. George Larkin, 1666.
Bunyan, John, and Agnes Beaumont. The Trial of John Bunyan and the Persecution of the Puritans: Selections from the Writings of John Bunyan and Agnes Beaumont. Editor Furlong, Monica, Folio Society, 1978.