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In asking this question, I seek to add nuance to some of the excellent research on the topic by Isabel Hofmeyr, as collected in her book The Portable Bunyan: A Transnational History of "The Pilgrim's Progress," and other writers who have explored the appropriation of The Pilgrim's Progress by Africans.
4 Bunyan was writing The Heavenly Foot-Man when the inspiration for The Pilgrim's Progress began to form in his mind (Sharrock and Wharey xxx-xxxiii; Midgley 133-34; Greaves 211,215-16; Lynch 77; Owens xxvi; Swaim 36), as he explains in his Apology to The Pilgrim's Progress: When at the first I took my Pen in hand,
The powerful influence of The Pilgrim's Progress abroad created a whole new level of allure in the preaching tinker back home, facilitated by Sunday School classes and missions fairs that raised evangelistic support by emphasizing the spiritual connection between England and Africa made possible through common interest in Bunyan.
His close textual of analysis of Bunyan's major works, The Pilgrim's Progress and The Holy War are excellent.
Thus, Bunyan's testimony delivered to his congregation in Grace Abounding becomes a universal myth in The Pilgrim's Progress.
However, this misquotation may be of significance, because it is an accurate quotation from The Pilgrim's Progress.
Bacon's Essays and John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, both widely read colonial books, are today considered classics.
John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress represents a work that is at once fascinating theology, political tract, and literary masterpiece.
This quality is evident in the operas Hugh the Drover (1911) and The Pilgrim's Progress (1949), and in many other works, such as A London Symphony (1914; revised 1920), the second of his nine symphonies, and Fantasia on a Theme from Thomas Tallis (1909).
THE ladies of Hall Bower Flower Group will celebrate their chapel's 200th anniversary with a weekend Flower Festival based on the Pilgrim's Progress.
ANSWERS: 1 Mull; 2 Immunology; 3 The Mikado; 4 Grosvenor Square; 5 The Holy Roman Empire; 6 Portsmouth; 7 Leicestershire; 8 Tchaikovsky; 9 The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan; 10 Zara Phillips.
So, for instance, he declares how Christian Behaviour shows a Bunyan "at peace with himself" who turns memories of psychological turmoil into spiritual lessons for others (161), explains why the ending of The Pilgrim's Progress "represents Bunyan's triumph over the crushing despair of his depressed moods" (241), and posits that the fairly late The Holy War even incorporates occasional spiritual struggle into an overall picture of "robust health, psychologically as well as physically" (425).