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Author Gribben, Crawford, author

Title John Owen and English Puritanism : experiences of defeat / Crawford Gribben
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies in historical theology
Oxford studies in historical theology.
Summary John Owen (1616-83) was the most significant theologian in 17th century England, and a key player in the revolution that created the English republic (1649-60). Rising from humble origins, he became preacher at the regicide of Charles I, chaplain to Oliver Cromwell in the invasions of Ireland and Scotland, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford, and the premier religious statesman of the Interregnum. The restoration of the monarchy pushed Owen into dissent, criminalizing his religious practice and driving his writing of eight million words in defense of high Calvinism and religious toleration. But Owen transcended his many experiences of defeat, and his claims to quietism were frequently undermined by rumors of his involvement in anti-government conspiracies. This religious biography traces the evolution of Owen's thinking and religious practice until his emergence as a leader of Restoration nonconformists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 4, 2016)
Subject Owen, John, 1616-1683.
Owen, John, 1616-1683 -- Influence.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190469948 (ebook)