The Glory of Christ (Great Christian Classics Series)
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Meditations on the Glory of Christ was the last of many books that Owen wrote. He died as it was being printed in 1683. It was written, he tells us, for the exercise of his own mind when weakness, weariness and the near approaches of death were calling him away from this earth. As Owen says: A continual view of the glory of Christ will have the blessed effect of changing us more and more into the likeness of Christ. Perhaps other ways and means have failed to make us Christ-like. Let us put this way to the test.
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John Owen (1616-1683) was an early Puritan advocate of Congregationalism and Reformed theology. Educated at Queen's College, Oxford, he served under the Puritan government of Oliver Cromwell as personal chaplain to Cromwell and later as vice-chancellor of Oxford. A contemporary of John Bunyan, Owen's extensive body of work includes twenty-eight books on theological and devotional themes. His later years were spent in pastoral ministry where he served as the leading spokesman for the Protestant Nonconformists. His best known writings have been compiled in the encyclopaedic The Complete Works of John Owen (16 volumes) and The Book of Hebrews (7 volumes).-Editorial Review.
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This is the first book I have read by John Owen and it will not be the last. The theology in this book is expansive and deep. I found myself, several times, having to re-read a section or even put the book down to think about what I had just read. Owen demonstrates how glorious Christ is in His person and office as Lord and Saviour. Owen discusses not only the theology of this but how it practically impacts our lives. I was surprised at how clearly and helpfully Owen connected the two given the theological depth. He clearly shows the importance of seeing the glory of Christ in some way in this life and the need for us to understand and appreciate it as best we can. The language has been slightly modernised to help today's readers clearly understand Owen's writing. I feel that I have only grasped a small amount of what Owen discusses in this book but even still it is more than I have gained from many other books. This book requires a great deal of effort but the benefits are even greater.