The Holy War
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The Holy War is also an allegory, but rather than featuring a single main character, Christian, and considering his life as a whole, this allegory revolves around the great town of Mansoul and it ...more
The story of THE HOLY WAR is fairly nonsensical in and of itself. Readers are expected to take it as allegory and fill in the missing plot gaps with pieces of the biblical narrative. Like in PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, each character has a name that basically ...more
Cleverly written, but could be shorter and make the same points.
Mansoul is the name of city a that is under the great king Shaddai. No one can enter the town of Mansoul unless the city opens the gates from the insid ...more
This is one of those older, classic works that has been staring me in the face since I bought it in 1995. The edition I read has been updated to modern English for the modern reader. Naturally, one would wonder if it is as good as The Pilgrim's Progress. The answer is no. However, it does hold its place in Christian allegory. In fact, I would almost reccommend the reader to tackle this one before The Pilgrim's Progress for two reasons: 1) it covers the bigger picture of redemption and the battle...more
The following is a part of Emmanuel's last speech to Mansoul:
"You my Mansoul and beloved of my heart, many and great are the priviledges that I have bestowed on you. I have singled you out from others and have chosen you for myself; not ...more
"Hold Fast, till I come."
However, I could not make much sense of it.
Maybe I should give it another try.
I understand the premise, but the analogies kept breaking down for me.