Know All About John Bunyan

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John Bunyan (November 1628 – August 1688) was born in England-based Bedfordshire’s Elstow. This evangelical Baptist preacher is famous as the writer of The Pilgrim’s Progress. Published in 1678, this book was the most distinguishing expression of the Puritan religious point of view.

Early Life of John Bunyan

John Bunyan was the son of Margaret Bentley and Thomas Bunyan. He pursued his tinsmith father’s trade. As he carried on with life as a wandering peddler, first while accompanying his father and then by himself, John Bunyan met many people. He talked to them and keenly studied the countryside and its ways. He stored these observations in his memory, which he found pretty valuable when he started writing. He was able to recall graphic details of characters, scenes, and conversations.

Young Bunyan was lucky to get a chance to go to school, despite living in somewhat lonely countryside. Though he didn’t get much schooling, it at least taught him to read and write. John Bunyan always counted his education as one of his utmost blessings. He grew up in an era when schooling of any type was typically out of the reach of the poor. When most Englishmen used to be...

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