Vanity Fair Has Never Been Truer to Its Name

Vanity Fair, like Jezebel, is one of those various publications that embraces, and tries to transappropriate (emphasis on the trans in this case), a negative (usually Christian) term. We all remember Jezebel, the hateful vicious idolatrous wife of Ahab, but perhaps the allusive source for Vanity Fair has become obscure to modern audiences. It’s from Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Pilgrim’s Progress is widely cited in the Top 10 best-selling books of all time (which the Bible handily Read more […]