The Puritans are often accused of being weak on Christology. In this revision of his doctoral dissertation for Westminster Theological Seminary, Richard Daniels shows how wrong that assessment is. He plumbs the depths of John Owen’s views on Christ, covering His person, natures, offices, and states. Dr. Daniels also relates how Owen taught that believers can have personal communion with Christ. This is a masterful work that will be deeply appreciated by readers who love both the Puritans and their theology.
~ Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“While a number of works of the great English Puritan John Owen have become widely read in our own time because of their realism, rigor, spiritual depth and profound practical value, it has sometimes been forgotten that his rich experimental Calvinism was rooted in a deep Trinitarian and Christocentric theology. To read him on these themes is to be introduced to a world to which much modern evangelical writing has been sadly blind.
Now, to the increasing literature on Owen, Dr. Rick Daniels has added his own careful study of his Christology. Owen scholars will welcome the addition; Owen lovers will find their understanding and appreciation enhanced; and most important of all, these pages will help those who preach and teach in the church catch a vision of the truths that lie at the heart of Christian ministry.”
– Sinclair B. Ferguson, Westminster Theological Seminary
Table of Contents:
Who Do Men Say That I Am?
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Flesh and Blood Has Not Revealed it unto You”
The Doctrine of the Trinity
Owen’s Proof of the Deity of Christ
God’s Eternal Counsels
Creation and Providence
Cur Deus Homo: The Manifestation of the Glory of God