This third volume in a twelve-volume series provides reliable, modern scholarly texts for three important but lesser-known works, all of which were written in the mid-1660s, early in Bunyan's career, while he was imprisoned in Bedford. Christian Behaviour is a manual of the good works required of the Christians towards their families and neighbors, The Holy City a rapturous meditation on the millennial kingdom of Christ, and The Resurrection of the Dead a defense of the doctrine of bodily resurrection. Each presents themes later developed in Bunyan's famous allegories, offering insight into the development of Bunyan's thought and the background of his greatest achievements.
`his Miscellaneous Works are coming out in this fine edition under Roger Sharrock's general editorship'
John Drury, English Literature
'in Volume III, J. Sears McGee presents the different theological themes of the three tracts ... McGee's is the approach of a historian of ideas ... it is impressively learned, making resourceful use of recently published scholarship'
Nigel Smith, Keble College, Oxford. Review of English Studies
'This original, subtle and well-presented study is primarily a contribution to the history of Christian theology ... Walker has some interesting remarks to make about vicissitudes in Jewish fortune over these years so far as they touch upon his story.'
Tessa Rajak, University of Reading, Journal of Jewish Studies
'Many of the introductions to the volumes of The Miscellaneous Works draw out the parallels between the major writings and the various religious tracts. The Bunyan of The Miscellaneous Works is very much a preacher and theologian. As a result of such work on Bunyan's sectarian milieu, Bunyan's relation to his context is coming into ever sharper focus. These beautifully bound and meticulously edited volumes are positive encouragements to
the reader. It would be difficult to overpraise them.'
Religious Studies Review, Volume 19, Number 1/January 1993