Bunyan, John
(1628-1688)
   England. Baptist preacher and author. His major work was Pilgrim's Progress (1678). He said he came from a tinker family, but there is no evidence that he was an ethnic Romany. The surname, with the spelling Bonyan, however, was recorded as used by Gypsies in the 1590s in England.

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  • Bunyan, John — born November 1628, Elstow, Bedfordshire, Eng. died Aug. 31, 1688, London English minister and author. Bunyan encountered the seething religious life of various left wing sects while serving in Oliver Cromwell s army in the English Civil Wars. He …   Universalium

  • Bunyan, John — ( 162 8 1688 )    inspirational author of The Pilgrim s Progress    Baptist minister and author of the Protestant classic The Pilgrim s Progress, John Bunyan was born at Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, in November 1628. His father was a whitesmith …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Bunyan, John — (1628–88)    Devotional Writer and Poet.    Bunyan was born near Bedford, in humble circumstances. He fought in the English Civil War on the Parliamentarian side and in 1653 he joined an independent Church. He tried to pursue a career as a… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Bunyan, John — (1628 1688)    Bunyan s father, a traveling mender of pots and pans from the village of Elstow, Bedfordshire, though poor, ensured his son had an education. John followed his father s trade until he joined the parliamentary army during the… …   British and Irish poets

  • Bunyan, John — ► (1628 88) Escritor y predicador puritano inglés. Alcanzó gran reputación con la obra El viaje del peregrino (1678), interesante por sus experiencias religiosas. * * * (nov. 1628, Elstow, Bedfordshire, Inglaterra–31 ago. 1688, Londres). Pastor y …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BUNYAN, JOHN —    author of the Pilgrim s Progress, born in Elstow, near Bedford, the son of a tinker, and bred himself to that humble craft; he was early visited with religious convictions, and brought, after a time of resistance to them, to an earnest faith… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Bunyan,John — Bun·yan (bŭnʹyən), John. 1628 1688. English preacher and writer celebrated for his Pilgrim s Progress (two parts, 1678 and 1684), the allegorical tale of Christian s journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bunyan, John — (1628 1688)    B. at Elstow, near Bedford, the s. of a poor tinker, was ed. at a free school, after which he worked at his father s trade. At 17 he was drafted as a soldier in the Civil War, and served for two years at Newport Pagnell. At 19 he m …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • BUNYAN, John — (1628 1688)    one of the greatest influences on popular CHRISTIAN PIETY of all time. A PURITAN PREACHER and writer, he was frequently imprisoned for his radical CHRISTIAN and political BELIEFS. While in prison he wrote Grace Abounding (1666),… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Bunyan — Bunyan, John …   Enciclopedia Universal

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