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The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come by John Bunyan. John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 - August 31, 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (1 mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrims Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. Life Bunyan had very little schooling... John Bunyan (published Events August 10 – Peace of Nijmegen ends war between France and Netherlands September 6 - Titus Oates begins to present allegations of the Popish Plot, a Catholic conspiracy to assassinate king Charles II of England October 17 - British politician Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey is found murdered in Greenberry Hill, London... 1678) is an An allegory (from Greek αλλος, allos, other, and αγορευειν, agoreuein, to speak in public) is a figurative representation conveying a meaning other than and in addition to the literal. It is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric... allegorical A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. The English word novel derives from the Italian word novella, meaning a tale, a piece of news. The novel is longer (40,000 words and onwards) and... novel. Bunyan wrote this book while imprisoned in Events January 5 - The Battle of Turckeim August 10 - Building of the Royal Greenwich Observatory began November 11 - Guru Gobind Singh becomes the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Cassini discovers Saturns Cassini Division Battle of Fehrbellin Births March 31 - Pope Benedict XIV Emperor Higashiyama of Japan Deaths May 19... 1675 for violations of the The Conventicle Act of 1664, 16 Charles II c. 4, was an English statute that forbade religious assemblies of more than five people outside the auspices of the Church of England. This law was part of the programme of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, to discourage nonconformism and to... Conventicle Act which punished people for conducting unauthorised religious services outside of the The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and is the mother branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. Christianity was planted in Britain in the first or second centuries and existed independent of the Church of... Church of England. An expanded edition, with additions written after Bunyan was freed, appeared in Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. Battle of... 1679.

The allegory tells of Christian, an Everyman (c. 1509-19) is a morality play. Everyman is derived from a 921 line long Flemish play called Elckerlijc written by Petrus van Diest in the second half of the 15th century. It was widely translated, and the English translation became Everyman, which is now world famous. Everyman, an... Everyman character who must make his way from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City of Zion. During his travel, he must make his way past hazards such as the Slough of Despond, temptations like Vanity Fair book cover Vanity Fair is also the name of a large-circulation American glamour magazine. See Vanity Fair magazine. It was also the name of a 1960s UK pop group recording on Page One Records. The novel Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray... Vanity Fair, and foes like the Giant Despair. Due to the long popularity of this devotional book, many of these phrases have become A proverb (from the Latin proverbium) is a pithy saying which had gained credence through widespread or frequent use. Most proverbs express some basic truth or practical precept. A proverb which describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. If a proverb is distinguished by... proverbial in English. In a second book, his wife and children, who once denounced his ideas, follow his path to the Celestial City.

The allegory of this book has antecedents in a large number of For other uses of the term Christian, see Christian (disambiguation). Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament. Although Christians are monotheistic, the one God is thought, by most Christians, to exist in... Christian devotional works that speak of the soul's path to The heavens are the sky, the celestial sphere, or outer space. Indeed, sky is the original meaning of the word Heaven. Michelangelos interpretation of Heaven Heaven is an afterlife concept found in many world religions or spiritual philosophies. Those who believe in heaven generally hold that it (or Hell... Heaven, from the The Lyke-Wake Dirge is a traditional song that tells a Christian tale of the souls travel, and the hazards it faces, on its way from earth to Heaven. The title refers to the watch over the dead between the death and funeral (lyke meaning body, the song means... Lyke-Wake Dirge forwards. Bunyan's allegory stands out above his predecessors because of his simple and effective, if somewhat naïve, prose style, steeped in The Bible (From Greek βιβλιος biblios, meaning book, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is a word applied to sacred scriptures. Although most often... Biblical texts and cadences. He confesses his own naïveté in the verse prologue to the book:

. . . I did not think
To shew to all the World my Pen and Ink
In such a mode; I only thought to make
I knew not what: nor did I undertake
Thereby to please my Neighbour; no not I;
I did it mine own self to gratifie.

Its explicitly Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. It generally refers to those that separated from the Roman Catholic Church in the Reformation of the 16th century, their offshoots, and those that share similar doctrines or ideologies. It is commonly considered one of the three major branches of Christianity... Protestant theology also made it much more popular than its predecessors. Finally, Bunyan's gifts and plain style breathe life into the abstractions of the Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. Anthropomorphism comes from two Greek words, ανθρωπος, anthrōpos, meaning human, and μορφη, morphē... anthropomorphized temptations and abstractions Christian encounters and converses with on his course to Heaven. This article is about the literary figure. For the locomotive engineer see Samuel W. Johnson. For the political writer see Samuel Johnson (1649-1703). Samuel Johnson circa 1772, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Dr Samuel Johnson (September 7, 1709 Old Style/September 18 New Style 1–December 13, 1784... Samuel Johnson said that "this is the great merit of the book, that the most cultivated man cannot find anything to praise more highly, and the child knows nothing more amusing." Three years after its publication, it was reprinted in For colonies not part of the 13 colonies see European colonization of the Americas or British colonization of the Americas. Starting in the late 16th century, the English began to colonize North America. The first attempts, notably the Colony of Roanoke, resulted in failure, but successful colonies were soon established... colonial America, and was widely read in the The Puritans were members of a group of radical Protestants which developed in England after the Reformation. Terminology The word Puritan is now applied unevenly to a number of Protestant churches from the late sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. However, Puritans did not, by and large, use the... Puritan colonies.

The book was the basis of an This article is about opera as an art form. See Opera (browser) for information on the web browser. The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. The drama is presented using the typical... opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential British composer. He was a student at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College, Cambridge and served as a lieutenant in World War I. He wrote nine symphonies between 1910 and 1958 as well as numerous... Ralph Vaughan Williams, premiered in 1951; see The Pilgrim's Progress (opera).


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Unlike later waves of immigrants to the United States, the Pilgrims came from a prosperous country, not as refugees escaping rural poverty.
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