John Bunyan's Master Story: The "Holy War" as Battle Allegory in Religious and Biblical Context (Hardback)Daniel V. Runyon (author)
Hardback 286 Pages / Published: 11/04/2007
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This study demonstrates that with The Holy War, John Bunyan created a literary masterpiece in the tradition of Psychomania by Prudentius and set the standard by which to judge battle allegories. This analysis reveals the roots of Bunyan's genius in both his theological and literary sensibilities, shaped by Luther and Foxe, and his comprehensive understanding of the biblical plot or "master story." This work details biblical foundations and literary devices employed by Bunyan which have remained unnoticed in previous studies, while also engaging themes or motifs of importance to him as a writer and thinker.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 286
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