Richard L. Greaves is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of History at Florida State University. He is the author, most recently, of Dublin's Merchant-Quaker: Anthony Sharp and the Community of Friends, 1643-1707 (Stanford, 1998) and God's Other Children: Protestant Nonconformists and the Emergence of Denominational Churches in Ireland, 1660-1700 (Stanford, 1997).
"This work is the most comprehensive John Bunyan biography ever written and the crowning achievement of Richard Greaves's prolific writing career." - The Westminster Theological Journal "The culmination of a lifetime of scholarly work, this book is essential reading for anyone pursuing serious work on Bunyan and on the religious history of the Restoration to 1688. It will probably stand as the definitive study on Bunyan for a generation." - Paul S. Seaver, Stanford University "A distinguished expert on the late-17th-century English dissenting movement, Greaves offers a monumental study of the movement's premier popular prose writer." - CHOICE "...the prolific Greaves now stands alone as the eminent living authority on Bunyan, and Glimpses of Glory: John Bunyan and English Dissent is not only the zenith of his notable forty-year career but also an inventory of the growth of Bunyan studies over that same time." - Galen K. Johnson, John Brown University "Greaves' credentials are impeccable, with his earlier works on English noncomformity and his editorial contributions to period scholarship well known to those in the field. He gives the impression of having read everything of possible relevance in English mid-century religious and political controversy, and often adduces illumination for well-known features of Bunyan's major works." - U. Milo Kaufmann, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign