About John Owen

John Owen by John GreenhillOwen 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

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JohnOwen.org exists to create awareness of the life, writings, theology, and influence of the great Puritan theologian John Owen.

JohnOwen.org was registered and created by Justin Taylor and Joshua Sowin in April of 2005. In March of 2012 Phil Gons acquired the site and relaunched it in May of 2012 with a new look, additional content, and a blog. If you have any feedback or are interested in contributing to the site, please contact me.