John Owen

John Owen

John Owen (1616-1683) was by common consent the weightiest Puritan theologian, and many would bracket him with Jonathan Edwards as one of the greatest Reformed theologians of all time. Born in 1616 (England), he entered Queen's College, Oxford, at the age of twelve and secured his M.A. in 1635, when he was nineteen. In his early twenties, conviction of sin threw him into such turmoil that for three months he could scarcely utter a coherent word on anything; but slowly he learned to trust Christ, and so found peace. In 1637 he became a pastor; in the 1640s he was chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, and in 1651 he was made Dean of Christ Church, Oxford's largest college. In 1652 he was given the additional post of Vice-Chancellor of the University, which he then reorganized with conspicuous success. After 1660 he led the Independents through the bitter years of persecution till his death in 1683. (by J.I. Packer)




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Books by John Owen

1511236: The Glory of Christ: Works of John Owen- Volume IThe Glory of Christ
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume I. In volume 1 of this reprint of John Owen's works, edited by W. H. Goold, Andrew Thomson's excellent biography sympathetically traces his life and experience from his birth at Stadhampton, though his pastoral ministries in Fordham and Coggeshall, his years of public service as chaplain at Cromwell and vice-chancellor of Oxford University, until his last days as a preacher and pastor in London. Also included in this volume are some of his early works, including two pieces that show his intense pastoral concern.


1511244: Communion With God: Works of John Owen- Volume IICommunion With God
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume II. Communion With God is one of John Owen's greatest experimental works. It is rich in exposition of many passages of the Bible especially with a rich translation of The Song of Solomon. It is a heartwarming treatise which drives one to seek the face of "God in three Persons" and to enjoy the rich fare of His "banqueting house." For those seeking assurance of their salvation it is a particularly valuable cordial.


1511252: The Holy Spirit: Works of John Owen- Volume IIIThe Holy Spirit
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume III. This book is divided into five sections. The first deals with the name, nature, personality, and the mission of the Holy Spirit; the second, with the operations of the Holy Spirit under the Old Testament; the third, with the Spirit's work under the New Testament; the fourth, with the work of the Spirit in sanctification; and the fifth, with the necessity of holiness and obedience.


151068X: The Work of the Spirit: Works of John Owen- Volume IVThe Work of the Spirit
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume IV. This volume contains the second part of Owen's extensive and valuable work on the Holy Spirit. His 'Discourse on the Holy Spirit', which makes up the whole of volume 3, was published in 1674. The treatises which make up this volume cover in the author's words 'the work of the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of illumination, of supplicaiton, of consolation and as the immediate author of all spiritual offices and gifts, extraordinary and ordinary'.


1510671: Faith and Its Evidence: Works of John Owen- Volume VFaith and Its Evidence
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume V. Owen's masterly account of justification by faith, first printed in 1677, is distinguished from the other two classical 17th-century English treatises on this subject (those of Downame and Davenant) by its non-speculative, non-scholastic character and its dominating pastoral concern. The resurgent Roman challenge, and current Protestant confusion, obliged Owen to write controversially at certain points, but the core of his discourse is straight forward biblical exposition, massive, fresh, compelling and practical.


1511260: Temptation and Sin: Works of John Owen- Volume VITemptation and Sin
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume VI. John Owen was essentially a pastoral theologian, and in his best writings his pastoral concern and acute doctrinal instinct are inseparable. Even at his most polemical, his motivation is always the defence of the flock of God from the onslaught of false doctrine. In the four works contained in this volume we have Owen at his very best.


1511279: Sin and Grace Works of John Owen- Volume VIISin and Grace
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume VII. Many of Owen's works were called forth by the particular needs of his own day, but they all have a uniform quality of timelessness. Contents of this volume: The Nature and Causes of Apostasy, Spiritual-Mindedness, and The Dominion of Sin and Grace.


1510663: Sermons to the Nation: Works of John Owen- Volume VIIISermons to the Nation
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume VIII. This volume contains 16 sermons, all published during Owen's lifetime. While they are eminently biblical in character and bristling with scriptural reference, they are at the same time of historical importance.


1510655: Sermons to the Church: Works of John Owen- Volume IXSermons to the Church
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume IX. This volume contains 83 sermons, including 14 which resolve 'Practical Cases of Conscience' and 25 intended as preparation for the Lord's Table. The remainder are on such subjects as 'Gospel Charity', 'Christ's Pastoral Care', 'The Duty of a Pastor', and 'The Excellancy of Christ'.


1510647: The Death of Christ: Works of John Owen- Volume XThe Death of Christ
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume X. In March 1642, John Owen's first literary production was published; it dealt with the Atonement, a subject to which he was to return in several of his later works. This first treatise, entitled A Display of Arminianism is a simple comparison of the tenets of that system with the teaching of Xcripture.


1511287: Continuing in the Faith: Works of John Owen- Volume XIContinuing in the Faith
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume XI. Written to answer "Redemption Redeemed" by the Arminian, John Goodwin, the main treatise of this book contains a minute refutation of Goodwin's views but nevertheless would, in the words of Andrew Thompson "be almost as complete were very part of it that refers Goodwin expunged, and undenialably forms the most masterly vindication of the perseverance of the saints in the English tongue."


1511295: The Gospel Defended: Works of John Owen- Volume XIIThe Gospel Defended
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume XII. This work begins by tracing the history of Socinianism and goes on to deal with all the points of controversy. The Socinians' views on Scripture, the divine nature and character, the person and the work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the past and present condition of man, election and justification are all thoroughly examined.


1510639: Ministry and Fellowship: Works of John Owen- Volume XIIIMinistry and Fellowship
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume XIII. A perennial concern of John Owen throught his literary career was the subject of the Church. Thus it is not surprising that four of the sixteen volumes of his works are devoted to this field. This volume contains several treaties, and principally deals with the subject of the schism. The charge of schism was repeatedly brought against those who sought to reform the Church according Scripture.


1510620: True and False Religion: Works of John Owen- Volume XIVTrue and False Religion
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume XIV. The year following the Restoration of Charles II, a Franciscan Friar, by the name of John Vincent Cane, published fiat lux, a plausible attempt to recommend Roman Catholicism as the remedy for the ills of religious and civil discord in Britan.


1511309: Church Purity and Unity: Works of John Owen- Volume XVChurch Purity and Unity
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume XV. All of Owen's works are characterised by a plain, expository style, intense spirituality and an effort to impress on the hearers the reality of God, His grace and His wrath.


1510612: The Church and The Bible Works of John Owen- Volume XVIThe Church and The Bible
By John Owen

Works of John Owen- Volume XVI. This volume includes: The Nature of a Gospel Church, Tracts on Excommunication, Church Censures, Baptism, On the Divine Original of the Scriptures, Posthumous Sermons, Indices.


8932: The Works of John Owen, 16 VolumesThe Works of John Owen - 16 Volumes
By John Owen

All of John Owen's Works - 16 volumes total.


46492: Overcoming Sin and TemptationOvercoming Sin and Temptation
By John Owen & edited by Kelly Kapic & Justin Taylor

Owen's three classic works on sin and temptation are profoundly helpful to any believer who seeks to become more like Jesus Christ. In this volume, the editors have made updates to the language, translated the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and footnoted difficult or unknown phrases, all without sacrificing any of the wonderful content of Owen's work. It is a uniquely accessible edition of John Owen's previously daunting work.


24749: Glory of Christ: A Puritan's View on the Beauty of the SaviourGlory of Christ
By John Owen

A Puritan's view on the beauty of the Savior. To see the glory of Christ is one of the greatest privileges that a Christian can enjoy. Anyone who does not see His glory in this world, will not see His glory in heaven, and no one should look for anything in heaven that he has not experienced in this life. In His immense essence, the infinite God is invisible to our finite human eyes, and will remain so for eternity. Only "in the face of Jesus Christ" can we see God and be filled with peace and rest.


7638: Life by His Death (Abridgement of Death of Death in the Death of Christ)Life by His Death
By John Owen

The book, "The Death of Death in the Death of Christ", a theological argument to show that the doctrine of universal redemption is unscriptural and destructive of the gospel, was first published in 1647. It is here presented in an easy-to-read version. It is suggested that no-one has ever succeeded in refuting the thesis that Owen here so fully expounds and defends from the Scriptures.


26076: Communion with God (Abridgement)Communion with God
By John Owen

John Owen believed that communion with God lies at the heart of the Christian life. With Paul, he recognized that through the Son we have access by the Spirit to the Father. He never lost the sense of amazement expressed by John: "Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ." In this outstanding book he explains the nature of this communion and describes the many privileges it brings.


20692: Apostasy from the Gospel (Abridgement)Apostasy from the Gospel
By John Owen

Few subjects have recieved less attention from contemporary Christian writers than that of apostasy. The idea that professing Christians may prove not to be true Christians is, in many respects, too serious a prospect for our facile age. But, for John Owen, such avoidance of the issue was itself a pressing reason for writing on it at length and in great depth of spiritual analysis. His exposition is a masterpiece of penetration and discernment.


51698X: Holy Spirit: The Treasures of John Owen for Today's ReadersHoly Spirit
By John Owen

Owen on the Holy Spirit, as this work has been known to generations of Christians, was written by the greatest theologian of the Puritan era. It ranges across themes associated with the person and work of the Spirit and is doctrinal and pastoral in character. The massive 17th century edition has been modernized and abridged to make it accessible to Christians today.

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