Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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John Bunyan
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John Bunyan was born in November 1628 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, where his family had lived for centuries. There were many variant spellings of his surname. He was baptised in the parish church in November 1630. His father, Thomas, was a tinker. His mother was Margaret Bentley, Thomas’ first wife. Although not prosperous, the Bunyans were not as impoverished as Bunyan later implied, calling them of ‘the meanest ... rank’ (Grace abounding, p…

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Walker, David, “John Bunyan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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