Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation Crisis in Representation

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"Literal Figures" is the most important work on John Bunyan to appear in many years, and a significant contribution to the history and theory of representation. Beginning with mainstream Puritan responses to a challenge to orthodoxy--a man who claims he has been literally transformed into Christ and his companion who claims to be the "Spouse of Christ"--and concluding with an analysis of "The Pilgrim's Progress," which John Bunyan described as a "fall into Allegory, " Thomas Luxon presents detailed analyses of key moments ...

Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation Crisis in Representation 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226497853

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