Tag: Pilgrim’s Progress

Christian and Hopeful Pass Over to “The Other Side”

A friendly reminder that Bunyan’s outstanding book, “Pilgrim’s Progress,” is an allegory. But it has much helpful instruction for those who are Christian and those considering things that matter most. In his portrayal of death and arriving at the Celestial City, I most appreciate Bunyan’s recognizing that facing death can be a struggle–even for Christians. […]

Entering abundant and eternal life through “the strait and narrow” way

[From https://www.litcharts.com/lit/the-pilgrim-s-progress/part-1-at-the-wicket-gate#summary-207998] Christian hastily makes his way to the Wicket-gate. When he gets there, he sees a sign over the Gate reading, “Knock and it shall be opened unto you.” Christian knocks several times, asking if a rebel like himself can be admitted. At last, a solemn person named Good-will answers and asks who’s there. Christian introduces himself as […]

Christian at the Foot of the Cross

The following is from John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress.” THE CROSS Now I saw in my dream, that the highway up which CHRISTIAN was to go was fenced on either side with a wall; and that wall was called “Salvation”. “In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation […]

More on “The Muckraker”

Christian is the name of the Pilgrim in “The Pilgrim’s Progress.” But there would be another pilgrim, Christian’s wife Christiani. It is she who comes across the Muckraker.” See the picture below. “This done and after these things had been somewhat digested by Christiana and her company, the Interpreter takes them apart again, and has […]

“The Pilgrim’s Progress”

If you have not read the complete “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan, I highly recommend you do so. I further recommend that you buy the version (well worth the extra cost) with quality paper (old fashioned magazine quality) illustrations. Here is one which is the basis of the word “muckraker” that Teddy Roosevelt used to […]