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Writing religious identities in Bedford: Exemplary lives in historical perspective

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Though John Bunyan maintained a critical distance from what he took to be a conventionalized story form, his Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners became the paradigmatic Protestant conversion ... More


Memory and Self-Justification: Images of Grace and Disgrace Abounding

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666) and Oscar Wilde's De Profundis (1897). In both texts, the recording consciousness of a prisoner ... More


Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Vera J. Camden (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In 1649, the English people suffered a tremendous wound, a psychic lesion, as they both instigated and endured the killing of their king, Charles I. John Bunyan came of age in the shadow of this ... More


Young Man Bunyan

Vera J. Camden

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Bunyan's role in the national cataclysm of civil war. Drawing upon Erik Erikson's psychobiography of Martin Luther, Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History, ... More


Bunyan's Bawdy: Sex and Sexual Wordplay in the Writings of John Bunyan

Michael Davies

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter, which comments on John Bunyan's “almost pathological revulsion towards sex” and his “equally powerful fascination with it,” examines the puns in Bunyan's writings and argues that his ... More


John Bunyan and the Politics of Remembrance

Sharon Achinstein

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Bunyan died at the age of sixty in London after he fell ill due to fever, and was laid to rest in the tomb of his friend, John Strudwick, in Bunhill Fields in east London. Burial sites are ... More


Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Kathleen Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Autobiographical narrative is seldom viewed as a catalyst for the social and political upheavals of mid‐seventeenth#x2010;century England and its colonies. This book argues that it should be. ... More


Introduction: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Vera J. Camden

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The life and writings of John Bunyan (1628–1688) follow the contours of the Civil War, Restoration, and Glorious Revolution that shaped England during the seventeenth century. When compared to such ... More


Bunyart'S Women, Women's Bunyan

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that John Bunyan's relations to women, and theirs to him, are far more historically, artistically, and psychologically complex than most previous critics have suggested. Drawing ... More


The Silencing of God’s Dear Ministers:: John Bunyan and His Church in 1662

Michael Davies

in ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199688531
eISBN:
9780191767791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688531.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter addresses how ‘the silencing of God's dear Ministers’ in 1662 affected John Bunyan and the Independent congregation at Bedford. It examines the history of this congregation, from its ... More


One Soul Versus One Flesh: Friendship, Marriage, and the Puritan Self

Thomas H. Luxon

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Bunyan's rejection of the female body in terms of its resonance with classical idealization of homoerotic friendship between males and the concomitant relegation of the ... More


Bunyan and the Antinomians

Roger Pooley

in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Bunyan encountered antinomianism early in his Christian life, perhaps in the mid-1650s, if not earlier. Thus, antinomianism offers an opportunity to test the extent to which he was willing to go ... More


Poeta in Vinculis I: Textualizations of the Carceral Experience

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 contrasts the writings of Thomas More and John Bunyan. The chapter foregrounds these authors’ strategies of imaginative and psychological coping, considering how their texts reflect the ... More


The Pilgrim’s Progress

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0090
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The libretto of this Morality is a free adaptation of John Bunyan's allegory. The text is chiefly from Bunyan, with additions from the Psalms and other parts of the Bible. The words of Lord Lechery's ... More


Introduction

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the similar forms, themes, and functions that tend to recur in the prison writing of European intellectuals. The book ... More


Bunyan and Religious Allegory

Michael Davies

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the relationship between John Bunyan’s religious allegories and eighteenth-century English novels. Though it was one of the most widely read works during the period, The ... More


Life After Bunyan: Ebenezer Chandler and the Bedford Congregation, 1689–1710

Michael Davies

in Church Life: Pastors, Congregations, and the Experience of Dissent in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198753193
eISBN:
9780191814822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753193.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the ‘church life’ of the Congregational meeting at Bedford during the two decades following the death in 1688 of its most famous pastor, John Bunyan, and the passing of the 1689 ... More


The Narrative Picturesque

Cynthia Wall

in Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter gathers together the various patterns of eighteenth-century architectural, typographical, and linguistic approaches into an analysis of the changes in narrative patterns. ... More


The Voices of Religion

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although Charles II had promised religious tolerance in the Declaration of Breda, during the opening decade of the Restoration multiple laws known as the Clarendon Code were passed, restricting ... More


Introduction: Gathered Church Life and the Experience of Dissent

Michael Davies, Anne Dunan-Page, and Joel Halcomb

in Church Life: Pastors, Congregations, and the Experience of Dissent in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198753193
eISBN:
9780191814822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753193.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces Church Life: Pastors, Congregations, and the Experience of Dissent in Seventeenth-Century England. It addresses the rationale behind this volume, explains its structure, and ... More


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