The Salvation Of The Soul : An Analysis Of Bunyan 's Pilgrim 's Progress From A Biblical Perspective

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陈玛莉(Chen Mali) Mary 12090703 Francesca de Lucia Academic Writing Jan. 9, 2015 The Salvation of the Soul: an Analysis of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress from a Biblical Perspective John Bunyan, lacking in formal schooling, was a small tinker in the English countryside. It was said that he had read no more than five books all his life. He spent much time reading Holy Bible and was called “man of one book” by later generations. As a staunch Puritan, he wrote resolutely for his belief and his Christian ideals. From the year of 1660 came his long and bitter trials. Bunyan was put into jail several times because he insisted in the pure faith. During the imprisonment he suffered a lot from his own inner warfare. All his sensitive and subtle psychological feelings were expressed by Christian’s experiences in The Pilgrim’s Progress. To some extent, therefore, this masterpiece is Bunyan’s spiritual autobiography. The Pilgrim’s Progress is a religious allegory giving an account of Christian faith. It tells a believer’s journey, or rather spiritual journey from the Earth to Heaven. The whole story is a dream in which the hero, Christian, meets his inner states embodied as a series of temptations, demons, and perils. Christian can win his release only by pressing forward and confronting every temptation and terror that Bunyan can imagine. The various difficulties that Christian experiences do not occur randomly. Instead, they are specially arranged in line with the salvation of the soul. As

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