John Owen Between Orthodoxy and Modernity.
John Owen Between Orthodoxy and Modernity
Edited by Willem van Vlastuin and Kelly M. Kapic
Studies in Reformed Theology; Volume 39
To mark the 400th birth year of Owen (1616-83), theology scholars gathered for an August-September 2016 conference at Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The 12 papers that emerged cover setting the scene, theological issues, and spirituality and Christian practices. Among the topics are Owen's theological spirituality: navigating perceived threats in a changing world, his reception in early modernity, whether the right to punish is a private or public right: Owen's debate with the Socinians on the uis puniendi in the context of early modern developments, Owen as a modern theologian: a comparison of ecclesial catholicity in Cyprian and Owen, and his view of happiness compared with orthodoxy and modernity. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)