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REVIEW OF JOHN OWEN'S DUTIES OF CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

06/26/2018

REVIEW OF JOHN OWEN'S, DUTIES OF CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP (A Manuel for Church Members);
Banner of Truth; 2017; 95 pages; paperback

By common consent, there was no greater Puritan theologian/pastor than John Owen. His 16 volumes of theology; his 7 volumes of close commentary on Hebrews and his one volume biblical theology are all magisterial—great, profound, comprehensive, biblical, etc. etc

Those who have tried to read Owen’s 17th century Latinized English knows it can be tough going.

Banner of Truth has done us great service by excerpting this material from volume 13 of his theological works, modernized, editing and adding study questions. In other words, here is Owen for 21st century church officers and laymen who read theology. Particularly this is Owen’s rich material on how the gospel should shape the way church members relate to their pastors and to one another.

If it was in my power, I would ask all church officers and especially all elders to read and master this book. I would use it as the basis of a Sunday School class on how the local church members are to function in fellowship with one another and their pastor.

Steve Martin (31 years a pastor in Atlanta)
Dean of Students; IRBS Theological Seminary in Texas

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