John Owen And English Puritanism

Author: Crawford Gribben
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190860790
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John Owen And English Puritanism from the Author: Crawford Gribben. John Owen was a leading theologian in seventeenth-century England. Closely associated with the regicide and revolution, he befriended Oliver Cromwell, was appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, and became the premier religious statesman of the Interregnum. The restoration of the monarchy pushed Owen into dissent, criminalizing his religious practice and inspiring his writings in defense of high Calvinism and religious toleration. Owen transcended his many experiences of defeat, and his claims to quietism were frequently undermined by rumors of his involvement in anti-government conspiracies. Crawford Gribben's biography documents Owen's importance as a controversial and adaptable theologian deeply involved with his social, political, and religious environments. Fiercely intellectual and extraordinarily learned, Owen wrote millions of words in works of theology and exegesis. Far from personifying the Reformed tradition, however, Owen helped to undermine it, offering an individualist account of Christian faith that downplayed the significance of the church and means of grace. In doing so, Owen's work contributed to the formation of the new religious movement known as evangelicalism, where his influence can still be seen today.

Day By Day With The English Puritans

Author: Randall J. Pederson
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN: 9781565638341
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Day By Day With The English Puritans from the Author: Randall J. Pederson. "[Daily devotionals by] ... 74 English Puritans! Incredible assembly of English Puritans, some we know (i.e, John Owen, John Flavel), but some we have never heard of (i.e., Obadiah Sedgwick, Samuel Doolittle). So each day, you have a different Puritan speaking to you about God and us. 2) The contents are diverse. The book covers about faith, spiritual growth, temptation, holiness, God's character, prayer, joy and sorrows, etc.. But contents are deep and profound. It is filled with theological and Biblical thoughts. You need to plough through their writings. But it is worth it. 3) Each day is arranged with a verse and then a relevant words of a Puritan. Some are long (fills the whole page), and some are short (fills half of the page). 4) There is a brief introduction to English Puritans so that you will have some background knowledge. Also, at the end of the book, there are two helpful sections: [1] Sections of Readings. Each day is cataloged with where the writing came from, so you could look further, if you wish. [2] Brief biography of 74 English Puritans"--Amazon.com.

Being In Christ

Author: Hans Burger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556358407
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Being In Christ from the Author: Hans Burger. 'Being in Christ' is a central theme in the message of the gospel. It is central for understanding the relation of Christian believers and the church with Jesus Christ, their Lord. It determines the identity of a Christian. It is helpful for understanding the presence of Christ and his salvation in the present. It can be developed as an element of a theological ontology. Finally, it is a theme with a great integrating power. In this book, the theme 'being in Christ' is analyzed in different perspectives. The attention is focused on the reality of 'being in Christ': its ontological implications. First, two representatives of the Reformed tradition are investigated: the English Puritan John Owen and the Dutch Neo-Calvinist Herman Bavinck. Second, a reconstruction of the Pauline and Johannine perspectives on 'being in Christ' is provided. Third, the theme is examined in the work of the English ethicist Oliver O'Donovan and the German-Swiss theologian Ingolf U. Dalferth. In the final chapter, the author gives his own systematic-theological proposal of a concept of 'being in Christ.'

Philosophy History And Theology

Author: Alan P.F. Sell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877905
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Philosophy History And Theology from the Author: Alan P.F. Sell. Alan Sell here presents a selection of his wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining reviews. Among philosophical themes discussed are Locke and the Enlightenment, Richard Price, John Stuart Mill, philosophical idealism, and analytical philosophy of education and of religion. Historical studies run from the Middle Ages onwards, and encompass English, Welsh, and Scottish Nonconformity, the Evangelical Revival, the Oxford Movement, theological education, American Reformed thinkers, the crisis of belief and the Social Gospel in Canada, and evangelical and liberal theology. Theological topics include Origen, Calvin, and Dutch Reformed thinkers, American Baptists, Mercersburg Theology, Scottish theology, liberation theology, assurance, the atonement, ecclesiology, ecumenism, art and theology, Christian ethics, worship and spirituality.

Killing Sin

Author: Aaron M. Renn
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ISBN: 9780692299159
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Killing Sin from the Author: Aaron M. Renn. Killing Sin is John Owen's Puritan classic Mortification of Sin updated for today. Owen tackles the age-old challenge for the Christian: how to put to death the power of sin over our lives. This is something that is impossible through man-centered self-help or self-denial. But with God all things are possible. Though we will never be completely free of sin while alive in this world, by putting our faith on Christ with an expectation of His help, the Holy Spirit will bring the His cross into our hearts with all its sin-killing power. Owen tells us why it is imperative for the Christian to be killing sin in his life, what it actually means to kill sin, why only a Christian can do it, why it is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit, and how we can avail ourselves of the power of the Spirit to kill sin through gospel faith in the death and resurrection of Christ. Owen's original Mortification of Sin was written in 17th century English that is extremely difficult to understand. This Killing Sin translates Owen into contemporary English that is easy to read without dumbing it down so people today can read this very important book on a most critical topic.