A Turbulent, Seditious And Factious People: John Bunyan And His Church by Christopher HillA Turbulent, Seditious And Factious People: John Bunyan And His Church by Christopher Hill

A Turbulent, Seditious And Factious People: John Bunyan And His Church

byChristopher Hill

Paperback | January 31, 2017

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Preacher, soldier, rebel: Who was the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the most influential books ever written?

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most important works of English literature. Translated into more than 200 languages, it once rivalled the Bible in popularity in the English-speaking world.

In A Turbulent, Seditious and Factious People, Christopher Hill reassesses the well-known author to recover Bunyan’s significance as a preacher—a man whose nonconformist religion led him into conflict with the Quakers and resulted in long years of imprisonment. It was while confined that he wrote his most famous works. This classic biography by one of the leading historians of the seventeenth century offers an extraordinary insight into one of Britain’s most influential writers.
Christopher Hill (1912–2003), born in York, was a historian and academic specializing in seventeenth-century English history. As a young man he witnessed the growth of the Nazi party firsthand during a prolonged holiday in Germany, an experience he later said contributed to the radicalization of his politics. He was master of Balliol C...
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Title:A Turbulent, Seditious And Factious People: John Bunyan And His ChurchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.3 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:Verso BooksLanguage:English

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“Magnificent and searching study … provocative, absorbing and hugely knowledgeable.” —Sunday Times “Hill claims to put Bunyan back into his ‘revolutionary age’ … and is totally successful.” —London Review of Books “The commanding interpreter of seventeenth-century England.” —Guardian “The dean and paragon of English historians.” —E.P. Thompson, author of The Making of the English Working Class “Wide-ranging, popular and immensely prolific … the dominant figure in studies of the period.” —Telegraph