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An allegory of the capture of a human life
Its emancipation by Emmanuel
The Holy War, first published in 1682, is an allegory of the capture of a human life (Mansoul) by Diabolus and its emancipation by Emmanuel. Thus in the siege of Mansoul the assault is carried out from Mount Gracious on one side and Mount Justice on the other, while Mount Hearken is constructed opposite the town's Eargate.
John Bunyan(1628-1688) was born the son of a metalworker near Bedford, England. He went on to become a famous preacher and writer and during his life penned over 2 million words, his most famous work being ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.
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"...as to the quality, spirit and lasting appeal of The Holy War there is no dispute. Three hundred years have conferred it with Christian Classic status. So, if you haven't read it yet, do."
David Winfield, Evangelism Today
Reads like a novel, but of course it is far from a fantasy. This is the real human condition, in the default mode. This book also describes how each of us may be completed, if we will but allow our own Creator to complete His creation. "Hitherto my Father works, and I work".
Posted by B. Meek at 03:48 on Monday 25 September 2006