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Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Christian Heritage
|Publication Date: 2015|
Glory of Christ: A Puritan's View on the Beauty of the SaviourJohn OwenChristian Focus / 2004 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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The Priesthood of Christ: Its Necessity and NatureJohn OwenChristian Focus / 2010 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Assurance: Overcoming the Difficulty of Knowing ForgivenessJohn OwenChristian Focus / 2013 / Trade Paperback$8.49 Retail:
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The Apostle Paul told Timothy to "rightly divide" the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). He meant more than simply cutting it into paragraphs and chapters of course, though that can be a useful aid to understanding. John Owen's magnificent book on the person of Jesus Christ rightly handles the word about Truth Himself, in the midst of much confusion and controversy. And this edition presents that teaching in a helpfully divided up format - with chapter headings and simplified structures - that make it even more of a joy to read. This is not a superficial book, and superficial Christians will not read it. But those that do can expect meaty theology and practical piety of an exhilarating and challenging kind.
Provides us with an extended exposition of the wonder of forgiveness.
I don't always read the same book five times, but when I do, it is this one by John Owen. If there is a richer book on Christology in the English language, I am not aware of it.
John Owen's The Person of Christ is the richest book on Christology I have ever read and one to which I return on a regular basis. Systematic in scope and doxological in aim, Owen's treatise is impossible to read without having one's mind enlarged and one's heart enamored by the glory of Jesus Christ. The new Christian Focus edition, makes the argument more transparent through the introduction of headings-all the while preserving Owen's rewarding content without abridgement-will be a great benefit to contemporary readers. Take up and read, and relish in the glory of Christ!
Tom5 Stars Out Of 5A Remarkable Work on ChristologyJune 24, 2017TomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5John Owen is arguably the theological genius par excellence of Puritanism. Whatever one thinks of this assessment, this is clearly the case with his work on Christology, entitled by him 'Christologia.' Here, the reader does not find a mere standard treatment of Reformed Christology; rather, what one finds is a treatment of the person of Christ that is doxologically rich, theological penetrating, and continually nuanced.
Moving now from praise to outline, it is clear that there is an apologetic undertone to this volume. Owen does not make explicit which school or schools he is addressing, but, just as with most of treatments of Christology, he is concerned to demonstrate the importance of Christ's divinity, humanity, and the hypostatic union. Yet, in doing so, he puts on display his genius and the warmth of his devotion to Christ by demonstrating the importance of these essential Christological truths to such areas as, e.g., God's revelation of himself, the entire counsel of God, God's working ad extra (in creation and redemption), and, God's redemptive love.
It would be the recommendation of this reader that one take this book slowly (and indeed devotionally) with a willingness to work through parsing the oftentimes difficult theological prose, for, in doing so, the reader will be invited to enjoy with Owen the deep devotion to and love for Christ which so clearly exudes from his treatment of the person of Christ. Now, if one is looking for a basic understanding of Reformed Christology, this may not be the best starting place; but, after one is comfortable with those basics, this should be at the top of one's list as it has the proper doxological aim and theological depth one would hope to find in a truly Christ exalting work on the person of Christ.
Donald4 Stars Out Of 5Most FittingNovember 21, 2016DonaldQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Not completely read yet, but, John Owens is not superficial. Like the format Title/Subtitles etc. Found notable paragraphs jammed packed with exciting truth with much to digest and ponder.