Treating John Milton's Paradise Lost as a Christian vision of reality and Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress as an allegory of the Christian life, Roland Mushat Frye brings together two seventeenth-century works in this highly original literary study. He sees the writings both as art and as theological expression, and his analysis penetrates each aspect. Paradise Lost (once considered a monument to dead ideas) and Bunyan’s work are found to speak with relevance to today’s theological ferment; and the contributions of such modern thinkers as Kierkegaard, Niebuhr, and Tillich illumine the design of the two works. The author’s imagination and literary insight give fresh perspective to two English classics.
Originally published in 1960.
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