Skip to main content

Questions tagged [john-bunyan]

For questions about the English writer and Puritan preacher John Bunyan (1628 – 1688) or about any of his literary work, most famously the allegory The Pilgrim's Progress.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
13 votes
1 answer

What is the theology of Little Women?

Little Women is partially inspired by Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, with chapter titles and themes borrowed from Bunyan's story, and reading the book itself being an early activity the girls share. ...
curiousdannii's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer

What did the Roll which the Shining Ones delivered to Christian represent?

I've been reading The Pilgrim's Progress - an allegory for the Christian life written by John Bunyan while in prison for his religious beliefs. This passage follows directly after Christian's ...
anonymous2's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer

Proper interpretation of the names Christian and Christiana in Pilgrim's Progress

How should one view the names Christian and Christiana, the two central characters of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress: as allegorical (i.e. "followers of Christianity", Christiana being a feminine ...
user avatar
4 votes
0 answers

Why are Christian's children in "The Pilgrim's Progress" given Biblical names instead of character-based names?

In The Pilgrim's Progress, virtually all of the characters are named after their character (e.g. Mr. Pliable, Mr. Honest, Mr. Worldly Wise-Man, Mercy, etc.). However, Christian's children all have ...
EJoshuaS - Stand with Ukraine's user avatar