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John Bunyan (1628–1699)

Autor(a) de The Pilgrim's Progress

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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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por John Bunyan

The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) 17,246 exemplares
Prayer (1662) 759 exemplares
The Acceptable Sacrifice (2004) 392 exemplares
Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ (1681) 348 exemplares
The Fear of God (1679) 295 exemplares
Pictorial Pilgrims Progress (1960) 267 exemplares
Intercession Of Christ, The (1968) 115 exemplares
Visions of Heaven and Hell (1998) 108 exemplares
Journey to Hell (1999) 102 exemplares
The life and death of Mr Badman (1680) 79 exemplares
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 03 (1855) 74 exemplares
The Pilgrim's Progress (1999) 65 exemplares
Christian Behaviour (1962) 64 exemplares
The barren fig-tree (1968) 57 exemplares
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 02 (1880) 54 exemplares
The Pilgrims Progress in Pictures (1951) 53 exemplares
Saved by Grace (1967) 53 exemplares
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity (1970) 50 exemplares
Antichrist and His Ruin (1911) 49 exemplares
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 1 (2011) 46 exemplares
Works of John Bunyan - Volume 01 (1991) 45 exemplares
Reprobation Asserted (1674) 44 exemplares
Your Victory in Christ (1997) 42 exemplares
The Water of Life (1960) 37 exemplares
Paul's Departure and Crown (1969) 36 exemplares
The annotated Pilgrim's progress (1980) 35 exemplares
The Treatise of the Fear of God (1641) 34 exemplares
Israel's Hope Encouraged (1968) 34 exemplares
The Pilgrim's Progress - Volume 2 (2011) 33 exemplares
The Pharisee and Publican (1685) 30 exemplares
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized (2006) 30 exemplares
The Strait Gate (1995) 30 exemplares
Bunyan's Last Sermon (2015) 20 exemplares
The Children's Pilgrim's Progress (1995) 19 exemplares
Heart's Ease for Heart Trouble (1893) 19 exemplares
Bunyan's Prison Meditations (2016) 19 exemplares
Instructions for the Ignorant (1846) 18 exemplares
Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 17 exemplares
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 15 exemplares
Scriptural Poems (2010) 15 exemplares
The Saint's Privilege and Profit (1851) 14 exemplares
Treasury of Bunyan (1981) 12 exemplares
Pilgrims Progress Retold (1982) 12 exemplares
The Pilgrim's Progress (Abridged) (2010) 10 exemplares
The Struggler 9 exemplares
La Peregrina (1990) 9 exemplares
Pilgrim's Progress Part One (1970) 8 exemplares
Memoir of John Bunyan (2016) 6 exemplares
God's Knotty Log (1961) 6 exemplares
Resurrection (2012) 5 exemplares
Bunyan's Choice Works (1865) 5 exemplares
The Groans of a Lost Soul (1971) 5 exemplares
Family Duty (2011) 5 exemplares
Cómo orar en el Espíritu (2003) 4 exemplares
The Fear of God: Updated (2016) 4 exemplares
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings (2016) 4 exemplares
My Imprisonment (1992) 4 exemplares
天路歷程(上) 3 exemplares
Bunyan's Commentary on Genesis (2014) 3 exemplares
John Bunyan: Poems (1980) 3 exemplares
Bunyan's Awakening Works (2016) 3 exemplares
Bunyan's Catechism (1968) 3 exemplares
The Life of John Bunyan (1977) 2 exemplares
Pilgrim's Progress (1986) 2 exemplares
Advice to sufferers (1968) 2 exemplares
Piligrimo kelione (2009) 2 exemplares
Jornada Para o Inferno (2011) 2 exemplares
Genade in overvloed 2 exemplares
Les Aventures du Pèlerin (2008) 2 exemplares
Çarmıh Yolcusu (2015) 2 exemplares
The White Devil 2 exemplares
Miscellaneous Pieces (2004) 2 exemplares
Bunyan's Works 2 exemplares
Some Sighs from Hell 2 exemplares
Det heliga kriget (2019) 2 exemplares
The Bedside Bunyan 2 exemplares
Een ding is nodig 1 exemplar
For Pilagrimsins 1 exemplar
Peregrino Parte II 1 exemplar
A zarándok útja 1 exemplar
A szent háború (2002) 1 exemplar
A Golden Month 1 exemplar
John Bunyan 1 exemplar
John Bunyan VIDEO 1 exemplar
Lov og Naade 1 exemplar
Dangerous Journey 1 exemplar
No Second Chance 1 exemplar
The Works of John Bunyan (2013) 1 exemplar
Mantuiti prin Har 1 exemplar
La Peregrina 1 exemplar
Oração 1 exemplar
Geistlicher Krieg. 1 exemplar
E-Sword - Books 1 exemplar
Selected Writings (1999) 1 exemplar
Taith y pererin 1 exemplar
John Bunyan, Legacy Edition (2018) 1 exemplar
De Enge Poort 1 exemplar
Pastoral Letters 1 exemplar
Bunyans Works: Volume 1 (1862) 1 exemplar
Bunyan's Grace Abounding (1840) 1 exemplar
John Bunyan 1 exemplar
The Pilgrim's Progress II (2016) 1 exemplar
Peregrina, A (2004) 1 exemplar
Dangerous Journey 1 exemplar
Death of Deaths 1 exemplar
Jatrir Jatra 1 exemplar
走天路 1 exemplar
Christian classics 1 exemplar
Der unfruchtbare Feigenbaum (1995) 1 exemplar
Bunyan's Works Vol. 3 (1831) 1 exemplar
Taith Y Pererin I'r Teulu (1997) 1 exemplar
Christ, the Complete Savior (2018) 1 exemplar
The great decision 1 exemplar
Genesis 1–11: A Commentary (2010) 1 exemplar
Temor a Deus 1 exemplar
De christenreis 1 exemplar
Milost přehojná 1 exemplar
Water of Live 1 exemplar
Wedrowka pielgrzyma (2014) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry (1929) — Autor — 210 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Hell (2018) — Contribuidor — 181 exemplares
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 10: Gifts From the Past (1962) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (1912) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Viaje de Christian (Spanish Edition) (2003)algumas edições1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Bunyan, John
Nome legal
Bunyan, John
Outros nomes
Bunjano, Johano
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Bunhill Fields cemetery, London, England
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
Local de falecimento
On a Journey to London, England
Locais de residência
Harrowden, England (birth)
Elstow, Bedfordshire, England (birth, ref. Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, 1994)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
soldier, English Civil War
Parliamentary Army

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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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O livro conta a odisseia contemplativa de Cristão e a sua determinação em manter-se fiel a Deus, apesar dos obstáculos e tentações que se lhe deparavam no caminho para alcançar a salvação em Jerusalém (Cidade Celestial).
O cenário imaginativo de Bunyan, de uma originalidade única, é o fator de maior atratividade que, geração após geração, mantém os leitores atentos aos passos do protagonista.
Escrito enquanto o autor se encontrava detido, enfrentando uma longa e injusta pena, por pregar as Boas Novas sem permissão das autoridades.
Bunyan manteve-se irredutível na defesa das suas convicções, recusando a liberdade, que lhe foi proposta em troca das suas atividades evangelísticas.
A sua singular narrativa confere-lhe um lugar destacado entre as obras de maior importância em toda a História.
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O Caminho do Peregrino é considerado, depois da Bíblia, o livro mais vendido de sempre. É a obra de ficção mais importante na história do cristianismo. Nenhum outro foi traduzido em tantos idiomas, teve tantas edições ou inspirou tantos milhões de leitores em todo o mundo. É o n.º 1 da lista «os melhores livros de sempre» do The Guardian. A obra descreve os passos de um peregrino através do caminho da vida e oferece uma profunda mensagem espiritual para aqueles que estão decididos a viver de um modo mais verdadeiro , em consonância com aquilo que trazem gravado no coração.
No decorrer da viagem, desde o instante em que decide deixar a sua antiga cidade e percorrer o caminho que o levará à cidade celestial, o peregrino encontra diferentes personagens e lugares, e estes representam cada uma das etapas que deve ultrapassar para alcançar o seu destino. Em cada encruzilhada, um novo desafio. Em cada vitória, uma nova responsabilidade. Uma incrível experiência humana e espiritual.
Para milhões de pessoas do mundo inteiro, O Caminho do Peregrino carrega uma mensagem de esperança e é um modelo ímpar da perseverança e do alento no meio das dificuldades da vida. É verdadeiramente inspirador e motiva a reflexão sobre aquilo que estamos dispostos a abandonar ou a guardar connosco quando decidimos seguir a nossa verdadeira vocação e o nosso coração.
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