John Owen

BORN: 1616 in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England.
DIED: August 24, 1683 in London, England.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:
Owen was by common consent the weightiest Puritan theologian, and many would bracket him with Jonathan Edwards as one of the greatest Reformed theologians of all time. Born in 1616, he entered Queen’s College, Oxford, at the age of twelve and secured his M.A. in 1635, when he was nineteen. In his early twenties, conviction of sin threw him into such turmoil that for three months he could scarcely utter a coherent word on anything; but slowly he learned to trust Christ, and so found peace. In 1637 he became a pastor; in the 1640s he was chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, and in 1651 he was made Dean of Christ Church, Oxford’s largest college. In 1652 he was given the additional post of Vice-Chancellor of the University, which he then reorganized with conspicuous success. After 1660 he led the Independents through the bitter years of persecution till his death in 1683.
-J.I. Packer


BOOKS ON OWEN:
Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man by Carl Trueman
John Owen – The Man and His Theology by Robert W. Oliver

ADDITIONAL LINKS:
Meet The Puritans Bio
John Piper’s Biography of John Owen
Wikipedia Bio
CCEL Bio
JohnOwen.org
The Essential Owen

Other Owen Quotes on The Old Guys

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