A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
John Owen (1616-1683) is recognized as the Prince of the Puritans, and his great collection of works demonstrate that the title is well-earned. It is truly remarkable that after these nearly four centuries he still has so very much to offer.
But where to start? This books may be the answer to that question. John Owen: The Man and His Theology is less about Owen’s life than his theology, but it does offer both. One chapter surveys his life and times, and others touch incidents here and there. But the primary focus is Owen’s theology, and several outstanding students of Owen come together here as our Guide.
- John Owen: His Life and Times—Robert W. Oliver
- John Owen as a Theologian—Carl R. Trueman
- John Owen on the Doctrine of the Person of Christ—Sinclair B. Ferguson
- John Owen and the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit—Sinclair B. Ferguson
- John Owen and the Challenge of the Quakers—Michael A. G. Haykin
- John Owen’s Doctrine of the Church—Graham S. Harrison
These chapters were originally delivered as papers at a symposium on the life and teaching of John Owen at the John Owen Centre for Theological Study, London.
For any who are not familiar with Owen, and for those who may be a bit daunted by his voluminous writings, this may be the best place to start.