(162888). Eng. preacher and author; joined Bedford nonconformist ch. 1653; soon began to preach; came into conflict with G. Fox and Quakers; at the Restoration he was ordered to stop preaching; refused; was thrown into jail, where he remained ca. 11 1/2 yrs. and wrote some of his works, which include Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners; The Life and Death of Mr. Badman; The Holy War; The Heavenly Footman; Pilgrim's Progress.
J. Brown, John Bunyan, Tercentenary ed., rev. F. M. Harrison (London, 1928); W. Y. Tindall, John Banyan, Mechanick Preacher (New York, 1964); O. E. Winslow, John Bunyan (New York, 1961).
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