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John Bunyan and the Language of Conviction : Studies in Renaissance Literature - Beth Lynch

John Bunyan and the Language of Conviction

Studies in Renaissance Literature

Hardcover Published: 15th September 2004
ISBN: 9781843840176
Number Of Pages: 183

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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.

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[An] absorbing study... Excellent. TLS

Belief, persuasion, judgement 1656-62p. 11
Conviction, and conviction : prison pastoralp. 34
The godly self, and others : prison narrativep. 64
'... an argument of his want of grace' : identifying Mr. Badmanp. 97
Evil-questioning, godly violence 1678-84p. 128
Afterword : evangelist's handp. 165
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ISBN: 9781843840176
ISBN-10: 1843840170
Series: Studies in Renaissance Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 15th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.47

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