Saturday, January 25, 2020
WM 150: Resource: John Owen on Scripture
I have posted WM 150: Resource: John Owen on Scripture. Listen here.
In this WM I discuss a book I have recently complete under the title, John Owen on Scripture: Authority, Inspiration, Preservation from our publishing ministry, Trumpet Books, 2019. It is in paperback and is 157 pages in length.
The book is available to order here at amazon.com, or if you search by the author name and title.
This book consists of three parts:
1. An introductory essay on Owen’s Bibliology.
2. An abridgement and simplification of Owen’s essay The Divine Original.
3. An abridgement and simplification of Owen’s essay A Vindication.
If you attended the Text and Canon Conference in Atlanta back in October, you know that I made mention of this book project and suggested it would be of interest to anyone interested in the whole text and translation matters.
I read the two essays by Owen more than 15 years ago, and they were very influential in shaping my views on the text of Scripture and helping me to understand how the godly men of Owen’s age saw these things.
Some of you know that I completed a similar project back in 2012 for Grace Publications in their series Great Christian Classics. That work was titled Gospel Church Government and was an abridgement and simplification of Owen’s classic work on ecclesiology The True Nature of a Gospel Church and Its Government.
I started this new project around that time and have now added this introductory essay. The point is not for this book to replace reading Owen directly, but it is to serve as a supplement to it.
In this podcast I read my Introduction (pp. 1-13) to this work (without reading the footnotes) in hopes it might interest listeners to get the book and read the remainder of it.