The John Owen Collection

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Catechism Two Short Catechisms - Designed to help and instruct the members of John Owen’s congregation at Fordham. According to Owen himself, they represent the substance of the teaching he gave in his regular preaching ministry. John Owen
Death The Death of Death in the Death of Christ - The Death of Death in the Death of Christ is John
Owen’s definitive work on the extent of the atonement.  It is a polemical work, designed to show among other things that the doctrine of universal redemption is unscriptural and destructive of the gospel.  It was called forth by the progress in England of Arminianism and the half-way house of Amyraldianism adopted by Baxter, Davenant and Usher. First edition 1648.  This file is made up of four books.
John Owen
Faith [01] Doctrine of Justification by Faith - Owen’s masterly account of justification by faith is distinguished from the two other classical 17th-century English treatises on this subject (those of Downame and Davenant) by its non-speculative, non-scholastic character and its dominating pastoral concern. The resurgent Roman challenge, and current Protestant confusion, obliged Owen to write controversially at certain points, but the core of his discourse is straightforward biblical exposition, massive, fresh, compelling and practical. Of all the many Puritan treatments of justification, Owen’s is without doubt the richest. John Owen
Faith [02] Gospel Grounds and Evidences of the Faith of God's Elect - What are the evidences on which the elect of God, in any process of self-scrutiny, may ascertain the reality of their own faith? Ascribing to faith all the importance which is due to it as the instrumental cause of justification, John Owen suspends the entire question of the genuineness of conversion upon the existence of a fourfold development or operation of that gracious principle in the hearts of all who may be anxious to discover whether they have been really quickened and born of God. John Owen
Sin The Mortification of Sin in Believers - The substance of a series of addresses on Romans viii. 13, provides teaching in a vital but neglected aspect of Christianity. Owen takes up many of the questions that occur to every believer in the battle against sin. John Owen
Temptation Temptations - An exposition of Jesus’ words ‘Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation,’ describes the nature of entering into temptation, and offers valuable teaching on watching against it. John Owen
Trinity Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity - Few of Owen’s treatises have been more extensively circulated and generally useful than his Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity. At the time when the treatise was published, the momentous doctrines of the Trinity and the Atonement were violently assailed; but it was not so much for the refutation of opponents as for “the edification and establishment of the plain Christian,” that our author composed the following little work. The reader will find in it traces of that deep and familiar acquaintance with opposing views, and with the highest theology involved in the questions which might be expected from Dr Owen on a subject which he seems to have studied with peculiar industry and research. John Owen
Worship Worship of God and Discipline of the Churches of the New Testament - A brief instruction in the Worship of God, which came to be known as “The Independents’ Catechism,” Owen outlines the constitution and ordinances of a Christian Church, and explains the duties of office-bearers and members.  First edition 1667.  The Works of John Owen, edited by William H Goold, first published by Johnstone and Hunter 1850-1853.  Reprinted by photolithography and published by the Banner of truth Trust, Edinburgh. John Owen

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