John Owen (1616–1683) is one of the most important Protestant theologians of all time. As both a pastor and a theologian, John Owen brings together some of the best in rigorous theological analysis and warm and vibrant spirituality making his writings food for both the mind and the heart.
Owen scholar Carl Trueman considers Owen “not only the greatest theologian of the English Puritan movement but also one of the greatest European Reformed theologians of his day, and quite possibly possessed the finest theological mind that England ever produced” (Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, 494). According to I. Breward, it was Owen who was “the great systematic thinker in the Puritan theological tradition” (New Dictionary of Theology, 552).
Our users have requested Owen for years, and we’re excited to finally make his works available. We’ve been in contact with several Owen scholars, and it quickly became clear that we needed to release the original Goold edition, which contains not only all the contents from the Banner of Truth reprint edition, but also Owen’s original Latin works (i.e., part of volume 16 and all of volume 17).
The introductory Pre-Pub price is only $174.95. That’s an enormous savings compared to the print edition—without even factoring in the value of the added Latin material. But this price will last only until April 4, 2008, at which time it will jump up to $224.95. Place your order now to lock in this incredibly low price, and help us spread the word to others!
If there is enough interest in Owen’s works, we’ll eventually put his 7-volume Hebrews commentary up on Pre-Pub as well. So put in your order, and tell your friends.
To learn more about John Owen in your Libronix library, see the following articles:
- I. Breward, “Puritan Theology,” New Dictionary of Theology, 550-53.
- F. L. Cross, ed., “Owen, John,” The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 1210-11.
- J. D. Douglas, “Owen, John,” Who’s Who in Christian History.
- John Hannah, “The Cure of Souls; or, Pastoral Counseling: The Insight of John Owen,” RAR 5 (Summer 1996): 71-92.
- Barry H. Howson, “The Puritan Hermeneutics of John Owen: A Recommendation,” WTJ 63:2 (Fall 2001): 351-75.
- Douglas Jones, “Liturgy Lessons from Owen,” RAR 5 (Summer 1996): 111-17.
- Paul Lagassé, ed., “Owen, John,” The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.
- Paul Lim, “The Trinity, Adiaphora, Ecclesiology, and Reformation: John Owen’s Theory of Religious Toleration in Context,” WTJ 67:2 (Fall 2005): 281-300.
- Henry Knapp, “Augustine and Owen on Perseverance,” WTJ 62:1 (Spring 2000): 65-87.
- David J. McKinley, “John Owen’s View of Illumination: An Alternative to the Fuller-Erickson Dialogue,” BSac 154:613 (January 1997): 93-104.
- Changlok Oh, “Beholding the Glory of God in Christ: Communion with God in the Theology of John Owen (1616–1683),” WTJ 68:2 (Fall 2006): 362.
- J. I. Packer, “John Owen on Communication from God,” in A Quest for Godliness, 80-96.
- J. I. Packer, “‘Saved by His Precious Blood’: An Introduction to John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ,” in A Quest for Godliness, 124-48.
- J. I. Packer, “The Spirituality of John Owen,” in A Quest for Godliness, 190-218.
- J. I. Packer, “John Owen on Spiritual Gifts,” in A Quest for Godliness, 218-230.
- Don J. Payne, “John Owen,” in The Theology of the Christian Life in J. I. Packer’s Thought, 55-56.
- John Piper, “Communing with God in the Things for Which We Contend: How John Owen Killed His Own Sin While Contending for Truth,” in Contending for Our All, 77-114.
- William G. T. Shedd, “Owen, John,” in Dogmatic Theology, 3d ed., 967.
- Alan Spence, “Owen, John (1616–83),” The Dictionary of Historical Theology, 412-14.
- Peter Toon, “Owen, John (1616-1683),” Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, 269-70.
- Peter Toon, “Owen, John (1616-1683),” Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.
- Carl Trueman, “Owen, John,” Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, 494-97.