Item description for Hebrews (Crossway Classic Commentaries) by John Owen, Alister McGrath & J. I. Packer...
Overview Part of a highly regarded commentary series that includes 17 other volumes--all stylistically adapted for the modern reader but preserving the timeless original message. Owen's commentary on Hebrews will inspire contemporary believers as they seek to uphold and defend their Christianity in a pluralistic world.
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For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God who were highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentary Series, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness, presents the very best work on individual Bible books for today's believers.
The author of Hebrews wanted his audience to know and understand one truth: Christ is superior, and therefore, so is Christianity. He demonstrates this by comparing the imperfect old covenant with the perfect new covenant. The person of Christ is better than prophets and angels, His priesthood is greater than that of Melchizedek and the line of Aaron, and His power within the believer's life is incomparable. Between these contrasts he exhorts the readers to persevere in their faith, be obedient, grow in their understanding, and not miss the grace of God. The lessons and admonitions of Hebrews have intensely practical application for all readers--then and now.
John Owens' unveiling of this text will give pastors and students of the Bible a thorough handle on its key passages. The message of Hebrews proves that Jesus Christ is still the Savior the world needs today. Contemporary believers will be inspired by it as they seek to uphold and defend Christ's supremacy in a pluralistic world.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Dec 2, 1998
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
Series Crossway Classic Commentaries
ISBN 1581340265 ISBN13 9781581340266
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More About John Owen, Alister McGrath & J. I. Packer
John Owen (1616-1683) was an early Puritan advocate of Congregationalism and Reformed theology.
Born at Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, Owen was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, where he studied classics and theology and was ordained. Because of the "high-church" innovations introduced by Archbishop William Laud, he left the university to be a chaplain to the family of a noble lord. His first parish was at Fordham in Essex, to which he went while the nation was involved in civil war. Here he became convinced that the Congregational way was the scriptural form of church government. In his next charge, the parish of Coggeshall. in Essex, he acted both as the pastor of a gathered church and as the minister of the parish. This was possible because the parliament, at war with the king, had removed bishops. In practice, this meant that the parishes could go their own way in worship and organization.
Oliver Cromwell liked Owen and took him as his chaplain on his expeditions both to Ireland and Scotland (1649-1651). Owen's fame was at its height from 1651 to 1660 when he played a prominent part in the religious, political, and academic life of the nation. Appointed dean of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1651, he became also vice-chancellor of the university in 1652, a post he held for five years with great distinction and with a marked impartiality not often found in Puritan divines. This led him also to disagreement, even with Cromwell, over the latter's assumption of the protectorship. Owen retained his deanery until 1659. Shortly after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, he moved to London, where he was active in preaching and writing until his death. He declined invitations to the ministry in Boston (1663) and the presidency of Harvard (1670) and chided New England Congregationalists for intolerance. He turned aside also from high preferment when his influence was acknowledged by governmental attempts to persuade him to relinquish Nonconformity in favor of the established church.
His numerous works include The Display of Arminianism (1642); Eshcol, or Rules of Direction for the Walking of the Saints in Fellowship (1648), an exposition of Congregational principles; Saius Electorum, Sanguis Jesu (1648), another anti-Arminian polemic; Diatriba de Divina Justitia (1658), an attack on Socinianism; Of the Divine Original Authority of the Scriptures (1659); Theologoumena Pantodapa (1661), a history from creation to Reformation; Animadversions to Fiat Lux (1662), replying to a Roman Catholic treatise; Doctrine of Justification by Faith (1677); and Exercitationes on the Epistle to the Hebrews (1668-1684).
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Owen made simple. deep May 14, 2007
Very easy to read commentary, Owen had an amazing view of the Lord and His ways, explaining in an easy way God's attributes, election, with an accurate Biblical perspective. This commentaries series put the wisdom of great men of God available for our times. Don't think that modern commentaries are better just because they are written today, God does not change, and Calvin, Luther, Owen, Ryle, Henry and the likes were men of God who showed great zeal and knowledge on Scripture. It truly gives a fresh view of the Lord high and lifted up in each passage. Highly reccomended.