This tenth volume in a twelve-volume series offers reliable and modern scholarly texts for two treatises by Bunyan published when persecution of nonconformists was reaching a fierce climax. Seasonable Counsel presents Bunyan's reflections on how believers ought to understand and respond to that experience, while A Discourse upon the Pharisee and the Publicane discusses the parable in Luke xviii and provides Bunyan's ultimate thoughts on justification by faith. The introduction to the volume relates Bunyan's arguments to their historical and religious context.
About the Author
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English writer and Baptist preacher best known for his Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress. He wrote more than 60 books and tracts in total. Buynan spent many years in prison because of his faith, and it was during this time that he began writing The Pilgrim’s Progress. Part One was published in 1678; Part Two in 1684.