John Bunyan, English writer and poet, was born in 1628 near Bedford in England. After a period of anxiety and psychological issues, he found peace in a Baptist congregation.

After the English civil war, in 1660, Bunyan was suspected of having fought on the anti-Anglican side, and was ordered to stop preaching. He refused, and was sent to jail on several occations, where he continued preaching to fellow prisoners, and started to write.

In 1672, on his release, Bunyan was chosen minister of the community at Bedford, and a barn was used as a makeshift church.

Bunyan died August 31, in 1688.

His major works include:

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