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John Bunyan (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from John BunyanIn Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, which he published in 1666, he told the story of his... Weiterlesen
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Excerpt from John Bunyan

In Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, which he published in 1666, he told the story of his spiritual life with a minute ness that strangely contrasts with his. Reticence about those outward things on which most modern autobiographies dilate.

He writes as a man to whom the little world within is the only real world, and the great one without something unsubstantial and vision ary. Grace Abounding is the best preface to the Pilgrim's Progress, and the best comment upon it. Bunyan's allegory is the generalization of his own experiences, shadowing the incidents of his own history. The elements of the Pilgrim's Progress are in the earlier work, waiting for the moment which is to combine them into an allegorical story. Its style has the same qualities. There is the strong, simple, homely diction, sometimes touched with imagination, and always full of passionate sincerity. There is the same vivid realization of things unseen, which is already becoming a tendency to give concrete form to the promptings of the heart and the abstractions of the brain. Bunyan's struggles with temptation are pictured as struggles with a corporeal tempter, audible and visible. At one time he describes himself as much followed by this scripture, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, and sometimes it would sound so loud within me, yea, call so strongly after me, that once above all the rest I turned my head over my shoulder, thinking that verily some man behind me called me At times as he prayed, I have thought I felt the devil behind me pulling my clothes he would also be con tinually at me in the time of prayer to have done Break off, make haste, you have prayed long enough, stay no longer. Worst of all was the voice that cried in his ear, Sell Christ for this or that.' This temptation did put me into such' fears that by the very force of my imagination in labouring to gainsay and resist this wickedness my very body would be put into action, by way of pushing or thrusting with my hands or elbows, still answering as fast as the destroyer said.

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Titel: John Bunyan (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781330224595
ISBN: 1330224590
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Lyrik & Dramatik
Anzahl Seiten: 34
Gewicht: 61g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T2mm
Jahr: 2015



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