John Owen’s Biblical Theology to Be ReprintedPosted: July 31, 2009
In case you were unaware, RHB is offering 40% OFF on all titles by John Owen this week, and today is the last.
However even better than 40% OFF of John Owen’s titles is that they are reprinting John Owen’s massive volume, Biblical Theology: The History of Theology from Adam to Christ.
Lovers of theology, and particularly of the Puritans, will welcome this English translation of John Owen’s Latin writings. In William Goold’s 24-volume edition of Owen’s works, this is the one volume that had been unavailable to English readers for years. Banner of Truth has reprinted the first 16 volumes plus the 7-volume commentary on Hebrews, but this volume has been available only in Latin until this SDG edition was produced.
The major portion of this volume is a history of theology from Adam to Christ. Appended to this important work is Owen’s Defense of Scripture against Modern Fanatacism. The Defense is an affirmation that the Bible is the perfect, authoritative, and complete Word of God. Owen also defends proper interpretation against what was known in his day as “inner light,” and what is so common in our day—subjective, experience-driven interpretation.
“Published in Latin in 1661 as a contribution to international Reformed scholarship, this treatise draws on a very wide range of learning. The final part, in particular, where Owen characterizes evangelical theology as a gift of the Holy Spirit generating faith in Christ, holiness through Christ, and worship of Christ, is pure gold. To have it in English is a great boon. Those with a taste for Owen, or for theology, or (best of all) for both, will read this Puritan proto-Biblical Theology with joy.”—J. I. Packer
Projected Ship Date: September 1, 2009.