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Profiles in Reformed Spirituality - The Foundation of Communion With God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen
McGraw, Ryan M.

Profiles in Reformed Spirituality - The Foundation of Communion With God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen

ISBN: 9781601783394
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Book Description:

The Foundation of Communion with God introduces readers to the Trinitarian piety of John Owen (1616-1683). Ryan McGraw's introduction to Owen sketches the major events of this important theologian's life and shows how his circumstances shaped his thought on the themes of the Trinity and public worship.

The second part of the book presents forty-one brief selections from Owen's writings that trace his thoughts on knowing God as triune, on Scripture and worship, on heavenly-mindedness, and on covenant and the church.

Appendixes provide readers with a chronological list of Owen's writings and a guide to them for those who wish to delve deeper into this great theologian's thoughts.

Series Description: Seeking, then, both to honor the past and yet not idolize it, we are issuing these books in the series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality. The design is to introduce the spirituality and piety of the Reformed Profiles in Reformed Spirituality tradition by presenting descriptions of the lives of notable Christians with select passages from their works. This combination of biographical sketches and collected portions from primary sources gives a taste of the subjects' contributions to our spiritual heritage and some direction as to how the reader can find further edification through their works. It is the hope of the publishers that this series will provide riches for those areas where we are poor and light of day where we are stumbling in the deepening twilight.


"Imagine being invited to a feast prepared by a great chef, but you have no experience with exquisite foods. Now, someone trained in the culinary arts wants you to appreciate what is before you. He explains the various dishes and then brings you a sample of each to whet your appetite. By the end, you are satisfied, yet hungry for more. This is what we have here, thanks to Ryan McGraw, who has ably introduced and edited this anthology of insights from John Owen's many volumes. Prepare to be fed by master chef Owen and by your guide McGraw. Enjoy." - Kelly M. Kapic, author of Communion with God: The Divine and Human in the Theology of John Owen

"If the very sight of a single six-hundred-page volume of John Owen's Works is daunting or produces a sense of (false) guilt because page-long paragraphs discourage you, then here is the book for you- 'bite-size' Owen without being 'Owen-lite.' Dr Ryan McGraw proves to be one of the best kinds of experts (he is one on John Owen): he shows us the heart of the matter. In the case of these pages that means both edification and pleasure rolled into one." - Sinclair B. Ferguson, author of John Owen on the Christian Life

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 147
Author: McGraw, Ryan M.
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2014