The Appeal of John Bunyan – Aug 15, 2019
Posted on June 27, 2019 by Chester Ronning Centre
A free-of-charge public event in Edmonton as part of the 9th triennial conference of the International John Bunyan Society, sponsored by the Ronning Centre.
THE APPEAL OF JOHN BUNYAN
A free-of-charge public event as part of the 9th triennial conference of the International John Bunyan Society.
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 7-9 p.m.: Anglican Parish of Christ Church, 12116 102 Ave., Edmonton
John Bunyan (1628-88) wrote the Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the most read and translated works in English literature. Before publishing this classic, Bunyan spent twelve years in Bedford Jail for dissenting from laws requiring religious conformity. Could this happen today? What does the past teach us about law, literature, church, and state? We will explore Bunyan’s trial in three stages: i. a dramatic presentation based on his writings; ii. an appeal of his conviction argued before a panel of three Alberta judges; iii. audience questions and discussion with insights from international scholars.
Hosted by the Chester Ronning Centre in partnership with the International John Bunyan Society, the Drama Department at the University of Alberta, and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study.
Please note: we anticipate a conversation respectful of all religions and faith traditions.
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