John Owen (1616-1683)

An English Puritan theologian and prolific writer. Owen was trained at Oxford and spent his life serving in a variety of different academic, political and pastoral capacities. His career included an army chaplaincy under Oliver Cromwell, the vice chancellorship of Oxford University (1652-1657), a post as dean of Christ, Oxford (1651-1660), and an enormously productive writing career as a systematic and exegetical theologian. In the authoritative nineteenth-century edition, Owen’s works include no fewer than twenty-four diverse and densely packed volumes, covering everything from trinitarian theology to an extended multi-volume commentary on Hebrews to some of the most penetrating devotional literature ever written.


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