Relation of My Imprisonment: A Fiction


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"The Relation of My Imprisonment" is a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the seventeenth century by imprisoned Puritan devines. Designed to be exemplary, works of this type were aimed at brethren outside the prison walls and functioned primarily as figurative dramatizations of the tests of faith all true believers must endure. These "relations, " framed by scripture and by a sermon explicating the text, were usually read aloud in weekly or monthly installments during religious services. Utterly sincere and ...

Relation of My Imprisonment: A Fiction 1996, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060976804

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