Pilgrim’s Progress #3 – Reading the Classics Together

Pilgrim’s Progress #3 – Reading the Classics Together

This is the third entry in the current Reading the Classics Together series, exploring John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Now having read the Third Stage, I have to retract what I wrote last time about the wicket gate being the cross; clearly, it is not! I’m rather puzzled by the Second Stage now. Never-the-less, this stage was much clearer. Christian’s burden falls at the foot of the cross, and […]

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Pilgrim’s Progress #2 – Reading the classics together

Pilgrim’s Progress #2 – Reading the classics together

This is the second entry in the current Reading the Classics Together series, exploring John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. The Second Stage This part of Pilgrim’s Progress seems a little controversial. As Tim Challies points out, Spurgeon thinks Bunyan got it wrong here, and as the comments there show, there’s many who understand the Wicket Gate to be the cross of Christ. Frankly, I found this […]

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Pilgrim’s Progress #1 – Reading the classics together

Pilgrim’s Progress #1 – Reading the classics together

John Bunyan’s classic allegory Pilgrim’s Progress has long been on my to-read list, and so what better time to get stuck into it that with Tim Challies’ Reading the Classics Together series? I have, in fact, seen Vaughan William’s opera of the story in Brisbane and in London. The First Stage Bunyan pretty much invented the genre of allegory with this work, and it can sometimes […]

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