Owen, John (1616-1683)
Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library
--or, 'Owen on the Holy Spirit,' as the workhas generally been called--is perhaps one of the best known,and most highly esteemed of John Owen's treatises.
is divided into five parts.The first part contains ageneral and preliminary account of the Holy Spirit.Thesecond part addresses the operations of the Holy Spirit inthe Old and New Testaments.The third part discusses thedoctrine of regeneration.The fourth part addresses the doc-trine of sanctification, and the role of the Holy Spirit in it.Thefinal part contains arguments extolling the reader to holiness.This is a beloved treatise, as John Newton once wrote to acorrespondent: "We are favoured with many excellent booksin our tongue, but I with you agree in assigning one of thefirst places as a teacher to Dr. Owen. I have just finished hisdiscourse on the Holy Spirit which is an epitome, if not themasterpiece of his writings."Tim PerrineCCEL Staff Writer