THE HOLY WAR – ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR

THE HOLY WAR MADE BY SHADDAI UPON DIABOLUS FOR THE REGAINING OF THE METROPOLIS OF THE WORLD OR, THE LOSING AND TAKING AGAIN OF THE TOWN OF MANSOUL   BY JOHN BUNYAN THE AUTHOR OF ‘THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS’ “I have used similitudes.”—Hosea 12:10   ADVERTISEMENT BY …

A RELATION OF THE HOLY WAR – Chapter II

CHAPTER II [CONTENTS:—Diabolus takes possession of the castle—The Lord Mayor, Mr. Understanding, is deposed, and a wall built before his house, to darken it—Mr. Conscience, the Recorder, is put out of office, and becomes very obnoxious both to Diabolus and to the inhabitants—My Lord Will-be-will, …

A RELATION OF THE HOLY WAR – Chapter III

CHAPTER III [CONTENTS:—Information of the revolution carried to the court of King Shaddai—His great resentment of the rebellion—His gracious intention of restoring Mansoul—Some intimations of this published—Care of Diabolus to suppress them—His artifices to secure the town, and prevent its return to Shaddai.] Information of …

A RELATION OF THE HOLY WAR – Chapter IV

CHAPTER IV [CONTENTS:—Shaddai sends an army of forty thousand to reduce Mansoul, under the direction of four captains, Boanerges, Conviction, Judgment, and Execution, who address the inhabitants with great energy, but to little purpose—Diabolus, Incredulity, Ill-pause, and others, interfere to prevent submission—Prejudice defends Ear-gate with …

A RELATION OF THE HOLY WAR – Chapter V

CHAPTER V [CONTENTS:—The captains resolve to give them battle—The town resolutely resists, and the captains retire to winter quarters—Tradition, Human-wisdom, and Man’s invention enlist under Boanerges, but are taken prisoners, and carried to Diabolus; they are admitted soldiers for him, under Captain Anything—Hostilities are renewed, …

A RELATION OF THE HOLY WAR – Chapter VI

CHAPTER VI [CONTENTS:—Lord Understanding and Mr. Conscience imprisoned as authors of the disturbance—A conference of the besieging officers, who agree to petition Shaddai for further assistance—The petition approved at court—Emmanuel, the King’s son, is appointed to conquer the town—Marches with a great army and surrounds …

A RELATION OF THE HOLY WAR – Chapter VII

CHAPTER VII [CONTENTS:—Emmanuel prepares to make war upon Mansoul—Diabolus sends Mr. Loth-to-stoop with proposals for peace—These proposals being dishonourable to Emmanuel, are all rejected—Again Diabolus proposes to patch up a peace by reformation, offering to become Emmanuel’s deputy in that business—This proposal also rejected—New preparations …

A RELATION OF THE HOLY WAR – Chapter VIII

CHAPTER VIII [CONTENTS:—The principal inhabitants hold a conference, and agree to petition the Prince for their lives—The castle gates broken open—Emmanuel marches into Mansoul—Diabolus is made prisoner, and bound in chains—The inhabitants, greatly distressed, petition again and again—At length a free pardon is obtained, and …