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Bunyan's Progress and Glanvill's Stand: Narration and Stasis in Later Seventeenth-Century English Religious Discourse

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This chapter investigates the nature of religious language in later seventeenth-century England, and particularly the radically different religious positions of Anglican bishop Joseph Glanvill (16361680) and the dissenting preacher John Bunyan (16281688). Glanvill leans toward static confession and the first three stages of stasis (conjecture, definition, and quality), whereas Bunyan virtually begins his Pilgrims Progress at procedure. Glanvill, an establishment figure, is concerned with staffing the restored Anglican church and investigating Gods creation in terms of the new science, while Bunyan, a persecuted nonconformist, is concerned with preaching otherwordly truths in his sermons and allegories. Not only do their uses of narrative differ but also their sense of where the staseis were located in the religious discussions of their day.

Keywords: seventeenth-century English; stasis theory



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