The Man and His Theology
The chapters of this book were originally delivered as papers at a symposium on the life and teaching of Owen at the John Owen Centre for Theological Study, London, England. Contributors include Sinclair B. Ferguson; Michael A. G. Haykin; Carl R. Trueman; Robert W. Oliver; Graham S. Harrison.
Owen’s life from 1616 until 1683 spans one of the most momentous epochs in the history of Britain. How should we assess this man of so many talents? His varied charges were to be, a country pastor, an army chaplain, head of an Oxford college and vice-chancellor, before becoming a leader among the persecuted Nonconformists. Beginning with an overview of his life and the times he lived in, the contributors to the symposium consider various aspects of John Owen’s theology and the impact that his work had on his own day and ours.
As Carl R. Trueman states in his paper, “I do wish to commend Owen to students, ministers, and thoughtful Christians in general, as a good example of how theology can be done in a serious and profound manner.”
The Life and Times of Owen by Robert W. Oliver, Pastor of Old Baptist Church, Bradford on Avon. Lecturer in Church History and Historical Theology at London Theological Seminary and Adjunct Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
John Owen the Theologian by Carl R. Trueman, Associate Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
John Owen on the Person of Christ by Sinclair Ferguson, Associate Pastor at St. Peter’s Free Church, Dundee, Scotland and Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
John Owen and the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit also by Sinclair Ferguson, in the Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Memorial Lecture
John Owen and the Challenge of the Quakers by Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History at Heritage College and Heritage Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario
John Owen’s Doctrine of the Church by Graham S. Harrison, Minister of Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Newport, and Lecturer in Christian Doctrine at the London Theological Seminary.