The Doctrine of the Saints' Perseverance Explained and Confirmed
As a theologian, John Owen showed himself a firm disciplinarian, thorough in his methods. While little encouragement was given to a spirit of free inquiry, Puritanism at Oxford was not simply an attempt to force education and culture into the Calvinistic theology. Owen, unlike many of his contemporaries, was more interested in the New Testament than in the Old. During his Oxford years he wrote Justitia Divina, an exposition of the dogma that God cannot forgive sin without an atonement; Communion with God, Doctrine of the Saints' Perseverance, his final attack on Arminianism; Vindiciae Evangelicae, a treatise written by order of the Council of State against Socinianism; On the Mortification of Sin in Believers, an introspective and analytic work; Of Temptation, an attempt to recall Puritanism to its cardinal spiritual attitude from the jarring anarchy of sectarianism and the pharisaism which had followed on popularity and threatened to destroy the early simplicity.
- Publication Date
- Sep 20, 2012
- Religion & Spirituality
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- By (author): John Owen