John Bunyan (1628-1688)

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An English Puritan preacher and writer during the Restoration of the English monarchy and the Anglican church. During an imprisonment for preaching without a license, Bunyan wrote his best-known work, Pilgrim’s Progress, a Christian allegory that served as an accessible and popular introduction to a Puritan approach to the Christian life. In addition to Pilgrim’s Progress, he published over sixty books, including a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. The popularity of the works of this Baptist preacher, both in Great Britain and the American colonies, was instrumental in the spread of Calvinist and Puritan theology.

(from Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition)

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