Unpublished manuscripts of auditor’s notes on Owen’s preaching are held in Dr Williams’s Library, London, NCL, MS L6/2, NCL, MS L6/3, NCL, MS L6/4.


By John Owen

________. Θεομαχία αυτεξουσιαστικη: or, A display of Arminianisme (1643).

________. The duty of pastors and people distinguished (1644).

________. The principles of the doctrine of Christ unfolded in two short catechismes (1645).

________. A vision of unchangeable free mercy (1646).

________. Eshcol, a cluster of the fruit of Canaan (1647).

________. Eben-ezer: a memoriall of the deliverance of Essex, county, and committee (1648).

________. Salus Electorum, Sanguis Jesu; or The death of death in the death of Christ (1648).

________. A sermon preached to the Honourable House of Commons, in Parliament assembled: on January 31 (1649).

________. Certaine treatises written by John Owen M.A. Sometimes of Queens College in Oxford, now pastor of the church at Coggsehall in Essex. Formerly published at severall times, now reduced into one volume (1649).

________. Ouranwn ourania, The shaking and translating of heaven and earth (1649).

________. The branch of the Lord, the beauty of Sion: or, The glory of the Church, in its relation unto Christ (1650).

________. Of the death of Christ, the price he paid, and the purchase he made (1650).

________. The stedfastness of promises, and the sinfulness of staggering (1650).

________. The advantage of the kingdome of Christ in the shaking of the kingdoms of the world: or Providentiall alterations in their subserviency to Christ’s exaltation (1651).

________. The labouring saints dismission to rest. A sermon preached at the funeral of the Right Honourable Henry Ireton Lord Deputy of Ireland (1652).

________. The primer: or, An easie way to teach children the true reading of English. With a necessary catechisme, to instruct youth in the grounds of Christian religion (1652).

________. “The Epistle Dedicatory,” in Henry Whitfield, Strength out of weakness; or a glorious manifestation of the further progress of the gospel among the Indians in New England (1652).

________. The humble proposals of Mr. Owen, Mr. Tho. Goodwin, Mr. Nye, Mr. Sympson, and other ministers, who presented the petition to the Parliament, and other persons, Febr. 11. under debate by a committee this 31. of March, 1652. for the furtherance and propagation of the Gospe in this nation (1652).

________. A sermon preached to the Parliament, Octob. 13. 1652 (1652).

________. Diatriba de justitia divina (1653).

________. “Preface,” in William Twisse, The riches of God’s love unto the vessells of mercy, consistent with his absolute hatred or reprobation of the vessells of wrath (Oxford, 1653).

________. “To the Reader,” in William Erye, Vindiciæ justificationis gratuitæ (1654).

________. “Preface,” in George Kendall, Sancti sanciti, or, The common doctrine of the perseverance of the saints (1654).

________. The doctrine of the saints perseverance, explained and confirmed (1654).

________. Vindiciae evangelicae, or The mystery of the Gospell vindicated, and Socinianisme examined (1655).

________. Of the mortification of sinne in believers: The necessity, nature, and meanes of it (1656).

________. A review of the annotations of Hugo Grotius, in reference unto the doctrine of the deity, and satisfaction of Christ (1656).

­________. God’s presence with a people, the spring of their prosperity: with their speciall interest in abiding with Him (1656).

________. God’s work in founding Zion, and his peoples duty thereupon (1656).

________. “Preface,” in Lewis Du Moulin, Paraenesis ad aedificatores imperii in imperi (1656).

________. “Preface,” in George Kendall, Fur pro tribunal (Oxford, 1657).

________. Of communion with God the Father, Sonne, and Holy Ghost (1657).

________. Of schisme: The true nature of it discovered and considered, with reference to the present differences in religion (1657).

________. A review of the true nature of schisme, with a vindication of the congregationall churches in England, from the imputation thereof unjustly charged on them by Mr D. Cawdrey, preacher of the Word at Billing in Northampton-shire (1657).

________. An answer to a later treatise of Daniel Cawdrey about the nature of schism (1658).

________. Of temptation, the nature and power of it. The danger of entring into it. And the meanes of preventing the danger (1658).

________. Pro Sacra Scripturis adversus hujus tempom Fanaticos exercitaliones apologeticae Quatuor fanaticos (1658).

________. Of the divine originall, authority, self-evidencing light, and power of the Scriptures (1658).

________. A declaration of the faith and order owned and practiced in the Congregational churches in England (1659).

________. “Preface,” in William Guild, The throne of David, or An exposition of the second of Samuell (Oxford, 1659).

________. The glory and interest of nations professing the Gospel preached at a private fast, to the Commons assembled in Parliament (1659).

________. Unto the questions sent me last night, I pray accept of the ensuing answer, under the title of two questions concerning the power of the supream magistrate about religion, and the worship of God; with one about tythes, proposed and resolved (1659).

________. Θεολογουμενα παντoδαπα. Sive De natura, ortu, progressu, et studio veræ theologiæ (1661).

________. Animadversions on a treatise intituled Fiat lux (1662).

________. A discourse concerning liturgies, and their imposition (1662).

________. A vindication of the animadversions on Fiat lux (1664).

________. Indulgence and toleration considered in a letter unto a person of honour (1667).

________. A peace-offering in an apology and humble plea for indulgence and liberty of conscience by sundry Protestants differing in some things from the present establishment about the worship of God (1667).

________. A brief instruction in the worship of God, and discipline of the churches of the New Testament, by way of question and answer with an explication and confirmation of those answers (1667).

________. Exercitations on the Epistle to the Hebrews (1668).

________. The nature, power, deceit, and prevalency of the remainders of indwelling-sin in believers (1668).

________. A practical exposition on the 130th Psalm (1669).

________. Truth and innocence vindicated in a survey of a discourse concerning Ecclesiastical polity, and the authority of the civil magistrate over the consciences of subjects in matters of religion (1669).

________. A brief declaration and vindication of the doctrine of the Trinity as also of the person and satisfaction of Christ accommodated to the capacity and use of such as may be in danger to be seduced, and the establishment of the truth (1669).

________. “To the Reader,” in James Durham, Clavis cantici: or, An exposition of the Song of Solomon, by James Durham (1669).

________. “Christian Reader,” in T[heophilus] G[ale], The true idea of Jansenisme, both historick and dogmatick (1669).

________. “Christian Reader,” in Henry Lukin, An introduction to Holy Scripture, containing the several tropes, figures, proprieties of speech used therein (1669).

________. An account of the grounds and reasons on which Protestant dissenters desire liberty (1670).

________. Reflections on a slanderous libel (1670).

________. Exercitations concerning the name, original, nature, use, and continuance of a day of sacred rest (1671).

________. A discourse concerning evangelical love, church-peace and unity with the occasions and reasons of present differences and divisions about things sacred and religious (1672).

________. “Preface,” in Joseph Caryl, The nature and principle of love, as the end of the commandment (1673).

________. “To the reader,” in Edward Polhill, The divine will considered in its eternal decrees and holy execution of them (1673).

________. “Preface,” in Vavasor Powell, A new and useful concordance to the Holy Bible (1673).

________. “Preface,” in Thomas Gourge, The surest and safest way of thriving (1674).

________. “Preface,” in Increase Mather, Some important truths about conversion, delivered in sundry sermons (1674).

________. “Christian Reader,” in Samuel Petto, The difference between the old and new covenant stated and explained: with an exposition of the covenant of grace in the principal concernments of it (1674).

________. “To the Reader,” in Henry Scudder, The Christians daily walk, in holy security and peace (1674).

________. A vindication of some passages in a discourse concerning communion with God from the exceptions of William Sherlock, rector of St. George Buttolph-Lane (1674).

________. Pneumatologia, or, A discourse concerning the Holy Spirit (1674).

________. Exercitations on the epistle to the Hebrews, concerning the priesthood of Christ … with a continuation of the exposition on the third, fourth, and fifth chapters of said epistle to the Hebrews (1674).

________. “The testimony of the church is not the only, nor the chief reason, of our believing the Scripture to be the word of God,” in The morning-exercise against popery, or, The principal errors of the Church of Rome (1675).

________. “How may we bring our hearts to receive reproofs,” in A supplement to the morning-exercises at Cripplegate: or, Several more cases of conscience practically resolved by sundry ministers (1676).

________. The nature of apostasie from the profession of the Gospel, and the punishment of apostates declared, in an exposition of Heb. 6. 4, 5, 6 (1676).

________. “To the Reader,” in James Durham, The law unsealed, or, A practical exposition of the Ten Commandments (1676).

________. “To the Reader,” in Patrick Gillespie, The Ark of the Covenant opened: or, a treatise of the covenant of redemption between God and Christ, as the foundation of the covenant of grace (1677).

________. “Preface,” in Samuel Corbyn, An awakening call from the eternal God to the unconverted (1677).

________. “To the Christian Reader,” in Elisha Coles, A practical discourse of God’s sovereignty: with other material points deriving thence (1678).

________. The doctrine of justification by faith through the imputation of the righteousness of Christ, explained, confirmed, & vindicated (1677).

________. The reason of faith, or, an answer unto that enquiry, wherefore we believe the scripture to be the word of God with the causes and nature of that faith wherewith we do so (1677).

________. Σύνεσις πνευματική: or The causes, waies & means of understanding the mind of God as revealed in his word, with assurance therein (1678).

________. Xristologia: or, A declaration of the glorious mystery of the person of Christ, God and Man (1678).

________. The church of Rome, no safe guide, or, Reasons to prove that no rational man, who takes due care of his own eternal salvation, can give himself up unto the conduct of that church in matters of religion (1679).

________. Some considerations about union among Protestants, and the preservation of the interest of the Protestant religion in this nation (1680).

________. A brief vindication of the non-conformists from the charge of schisme as it was managed against them in a sermon preached before the Lord Mayor by Dr. Stillingfleet, Dean of St. Pauls (1680).

________. A continuation of the exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews viz, on the sixth, seventh, eight, ninth, and tenth chapters (1680).

________. “Preface,” in Stephen Lobb, The glory of free grace display’d, or the transcendant excellency of the love of God in Christ unto believing, repenting sinners in some measure describ’d (1680).

________. “To the Reader,” in Bartholomew Ashwood, The best treasure, or, The way to be truly rich (1681).

________. An enquiry into the original, nature, institution, power, order and communion of evangelical churches (1681).

________. An humble testimony unto the goodness and severity of God in his dealing with sinful churches and nations, or, The only way to deliver a sinful nation from utter ruine by impendent judgments, in a discourse on the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, Luk. 13, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1681).

________. Fronema tou pneumatou, or, the grace and duty of being spiritually-minded declared and practically improved (1681).

________. A discourse of the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer with a brief enquiry into the nature and use of mental prayer and forms (1682).

________. A brief and impartial account of the nature of the protestant religion (1682).

________. “The chamber of imagery in the church of Rome laid open,” in A continuation of morning exercises questions and cases of conscience, practically resolved by sundry ministers (1683).

________. “To the Reader,” in William Benn, Soul prosperity, in several sermons (1683).

________. “Preface,” in Samuel Clark, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with annotations (1683).

________. Meditations and discourses on the glory of Christ, in his person, office, and grace, with the differences between faith and sight (1684).

________. A continuation of the exposition of the epistle of Paul the apostle to the Hebrews viz, on the eleventh, twelfth & thirteenth chapters, compleating that elaborate work (1684).

________. A treatise of the dominion of sin and grace (1688).

________. The true nature of a Gospel church and its government (1689).

________. Seasonable words for English protestants (1690).

________. Meditations and discourses concerning the glory of Christ (1691).

________. A guide to church-fellowship and order according to the gospel-institution (1692).

________. Two discourses concerning the Holy Spirit, and his work (1693).

________. Gospel grounds and evidences of the faith of God’s elect (1695).

________. An answer unto two questions: by the late judicious John Owen, D.D. (1720).

________. Seventeen sermons preach’d by the late reverend and learned John Owen, D. D. (1720).

________. A complete collection of the sermons of the Reverend and learned John Owen, D.D. Formerly published: with an addition of many others never before printed. Also several valuable tracts, now first published from manuscripts: and some others, which were very scarce. To which are added his Latin orations, whilst vicechancellor of Oxford, taken from his own copies. And to the whole are prefix’d memoirs of his life: some letters written by him upon special occasions: and his funeral sermon, preach’d by Mr. David Clarkson (1721).

________. The works of the late reverend and learned John Owen, D.D. (1721).

________. Eene uitlegginge van den sendbrief van Paulus den apostel aen de Hebreen, ed. Simon Commincq, 4 vols (Rotterdam, 1733–1740).

________. Thirteen sermons preached on various occasions. By the reverend and learned John Owen, D.D. (1756).

________. Twenty-five discourses suitable to the Lord’s Supper, delivered just before the administration of that sacred ordinance (1760).

________. A treatise on the extent of the death of Christ. Being an abridgement of Dr. Owen’s Death of death in the death of Christ, with a recommendatory preface by the Rev. Charles de Coetlogon (1770).

________. An exposition of the epistle to the Hebrews; with the preliminary exercitations, by John Owen, D. D., revised and abridged, with a full and interesting life of the author, ed. Edward Williams, 4 vols (1790).

________. Marweiddiad pechod mewn credinwyr (Mwythig, 1796).

________. An exposition of the epistle to the Hebrews, with the preliminary exercitations, ed. George Wright, 7 vols (Edinburgh, 1812–1814).

________. The works of John Owen, ed. Thomas Russell, 21 vols (London, 1826).

________. Evangelical theology: A translation of the sixth book of Dr. Owen’s Latin work entitled Theologoumena, trans. John Craig (Edinburgh: M. Paterson, 1837).

________. The works of John Owen, ed. William H. Goold, 24 vols (Edinburgh: Johnstone and Hunter, 1850–1855).

________. The works of John Owen, ed.William H. Goold, 23 vols, reprint (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1965 [vols 1-16]; 1991 [vols 1-7 of Hebrews commentary]).

________. The Oxford orations of John Owen, ed. Peter Toon (Callington, Cornwall, UK: Gospel Communications, 1971).

________. Biblical theology: The history of theology from Adam to Christ, trans. Stephen P. Westcott (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria, 1994).





Barcellos, Richard C. “John Owen and New Covenant theology,” Reformed Baptist Theological Review 1 (2004).

________. The family tree of Reformed biblical theology: Geerhardus Vos and John Owen (Owensboro, KY: Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2010).

Barraclough, Peter, John Owen, 1616–1683 (London: Independent Press, 1961).

Beeke, Joel R., Assurance of Faith: Calvin, English Puritanism, and the Dutch Second Reformation (New York: Peter Lang, 1991).

________. The quest for full assurance: The legacy of Calvin and his successors (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1999).

________ and Randall J. Pederson, Meet the puritans: With a guide to modern reprints (Grand Rapids,MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2006).

________ and Mark Jones, A puritan theology: Doctrine for life (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012).

Bill, E. G. W., Education at Christ Church, Oxford, 1660-1800 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988).

Boersma, Hans, A hot pepper corn: Richard Baxter’s doctrine of justification in its seventeenth century context of controversy (Uitgeverij Boekencentrum Zoetermeer, 1993).


Burden, Mark, review of Tim Cooper, John Owen, Richard Baxter and the formation of nonconformity, in Congregational History Society Magazine 6:5 (2012).

________. “A biographical dictionary of tutors at the dissenters’ private academies, 1660–1729,” Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies (2013), available at, accessed 1 June 2015.


Carr, Simonetta, John Owen (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2010).

Caughey, Christopher E., “Puritan responses to antinomianism in the context of Reformed covenant theology, 1630-1696” (unpublished PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 2013).



Cleveland, Christopher, Thomism in John Owen (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013).

Clifford, Alan C., Atonement and justification: English evangelical theology, 1640–1790 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990).

Coffey, John, Politics, religion and the British revolutions: The mind of Samuel Rutherford (Cambridge: CUP, 1997).

________. John Goodwin and the puritan revolution: Religion and intellectual change in 17th-century England (Woodbridge, UK: Boydell, 2006).

________. “The toleration controversy during the English revolution,” in Christopher Durston and Judith Maltby (eds), Religion in revolutionary England (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006).

________. “Defining heresy and orthodoxy in the puritan revolution,” in David Loewenstein and John Marshall (eds), Heresy, literature and politics in early modern English culture (Cambridge: CUP, 2006).

________. “Puritan legacies,” in John Coffey and Paul C.-H. Lim (eds), The Cambridge companion to Puritanism (Cambridge: CUP, 2008).

________. “Lloyd-Jones and the protestant past,” in Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones (eds), Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Nottingham: Apollos, 2011).

________. “John Owen and the puritan toleration controversy, 1646-59,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012).


Collinson, Patrick, The Elizabethan puritan movement (London: Jonathan Cape, 1967).

Cook, Sarah Gibbard, “A political biography of a religious Independent: John Owen, 1616–1683” (unpublished PhD thesis, Harvard University, 1972).

Cooper, Tim, Fear and polemic in seventeenth-century England: Richard Baxter and antinomianism (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2001),

________. “State of the field: John Owen unleased: Almost.” Conversations in Religion and Theology 6 (2008).

________. “Why did Richard Baxter and John Owen diverge? The impact of the First Civil War.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 61 (2010).

________. John Owen, Richard Baxter, and the formation of nonconformity (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011).

________. “Owen’s personality: The man behind the theology,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

Cowan, Martyn C., “The prophetic preaching of John Owen from 1646 to 1659 in its historical context” (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, 2012).


Dale, B., The annals of Coggeshall, otherwise Sunnedon, in the county of Essex (Coggeshall, 1863).

Daniels, Richard W., The Christology of John Owen (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformed Heritage Books, 2004).

Davids, T. W., Annals of evangelical nonconformity in the county of Essex (London, 1863).

Davis, J. C., “Cromwell’s religion,” in John Morrill (ed.), Oliver Cromwell and the English revolution (London: Longman, 1990).

de Vries, Peter, “Union and communion with Christ in the theology of John Owen,” Reformed Theological Journal 15 (1999).

________. “The significance of union and communion with Christ in the theology of John Owen (1616-1683),” Reformed Theological Journal 17 (2001).

De Kray, Gary S., London and the Restoration, 1659-1683 (Cambridge: CUP, 2005).


Dixon, Philip, Nice and hot disputes: The doctrine of the Trinity in the seventeenth century (London: T&T Clark, 2003).





Ferguson, Sinclair B., John Owen on the Christian life (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1987).

________. “John Owen and the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit,” in Robert W. Oliver (ed.), John Owen: The man and his theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2002).

________. “John Owen and the Doctrine of the Person of Christ.” in Robert W. Oliver (ed.), John Owen: The man and his theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2002).

________. The Trinitarian devotion of John Owen (Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust, 2014).


Foord, Martin, “John Owen’s gospel offer: Well-meant or not?” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).


French, H. R., and R. W. Hoyle, “English individualism refuted – and reasserted: The land market of Earls Colne (Essex), 1550-1750,” Economic History Review 56 (2003).

Gardiner. S. R. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656, 4 vols (London, 1903).

________ (ed.), The constitutional documents of the puritan revolution, 1625-1660, third edition (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936).

Gatiss, Lee. From life’s first cry: John Owen on infant baptism and infant salvation (London: Latimer Trust, 2008); partially reprinted as “From life’s first cry: John Owen on infant baptism and infant salvation,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

________. “Adoring the fullness of the Scriptures in John Owen’s commentary on Hebrews” (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, 2013).

Gleason, Randall C. John Calvin and John Owen on mortification: A comparative study in Reformed spirituality (New York: Peter Lang, 1995).

Greaves, R. L., and R. Zaller (eds), Biographical dictionary of British radicals in the seventeenth century, 3 vols (Brighton: Harvester, 1982-84).

Gribben, Crawford, The puritan millennium: Literature and theology, 1550-1682 (Dublin: Four Courts, 2000).

________. “‘Passionate desires, and confident hopes’: Puritan millenarianism and Anglo-Scottish union, 1560-1644,” Reformation & Renaissance Review 4:2 (2002).

________. “Lay conversion and Calvinist doctrine during the English Commonwealth,” in D. W. Lovegrove (ed.), The rise of the laity in Evangelical Protestantism (London: Routledge, 2002).

________. “Puritan subjectivities: The conversion debate in Cromwellian Dublin,” Michael Brown, Charles Ivar McGrath, and Tom P. Power (eds), Converts and conversions in Ireland, 1650-1850 (Dublin: Four Courts, 2005).

________. God’s Irishmen: Theological debates in Cromwellian Ireland (Oxford: OUP, 2007).

________. “The Church of Scotland and the English apocalyptic imagination, 1630-1650,” Scottish Historical Review 88:1 (2009).

________. “Samuel Rutherford and liberty of conscience,” Westminster Theological Journal 71:2 (2009).

________. “John Owen, Renaissance Man? The evidence of Edward Millington’s Bibliotheca Owenia (1684),” Westminster Theological Journal (2010).

________. “Millennialism and the renewal of nature: Thomas Fairfax, the Diggers and Andrew Marvell’s “Upon Appleton House,” in Helen Cooney and Mark Sweetnam (eds), Enigma and revelation in Renaissance literature: Essays in honour of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Dublin: Four Courts, 2012).

________. “Poetry and piety: John Owen, Faithful Teate and communion with God,” in Ian Clary and Steve Weaver (eds), The pure flame of devotion: The history of Christian spirituality: Essays in honour of Michael A. G. Haykin (Toronto, ON: Joshua Press, 2013).

________. “Polemic and apocalyptic in the Cromwellian invasion of Scotland,” Literature and History 23:1 (2014).

________. “The commodification of Scripture, 1640-1660: Politics, ecclesiology and the cultures of print,” in Kevin Killeen et al (eds), The Oxford handbook of the early modern Bible (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).


Griffiths, Steve, Redeem the time: Sin in the writings of John Owen (Fearn, Ross-shire, UK: Mentor, 2001).

Ha, Polly, English Presbyterianism, 1590-1640 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010).

Halcomb, Joel, “A social history of congregational religious practice during the puritan revolution,” (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009).


Haykin, Michael A. G., “The Calvin of England: Some aspects of the life of John Owen (1616–1683) and his teaching on Biblical Piety,” Reformed Baptist Theological Review 1 (2004).

­­________. “John Owen and the challenge of the Quakers,” in Robert W. Oliver (ed.), John Owen: The man and his theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2002).

________ and Mark Jones (eds), Drawn into controversie: Reformed theological diversity and debates within seventeenth-century British Puritanism (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011).

The Henley guide (Henley-on-Thames: Hickman and Stapledon, 1826).

Hill, Christopher, Puritanism and revolution: Studies in interpretation of the English revolution of the 17th century (London: Secker & Warburg, 1958).

________. Economic problems of the church (Oxford: OUP, 1963).

________. Milton and the English revolution (London: Faber and Faber, 1977).

________. The experience of defeat: Milton and some contemporaries (London: Faber & Faber, 1984).

________. A tinker and a poor man: John Bunyan and his church, 1628-1688 (New York: Albert A. Knopf, 1989).

________. The English Bible and the seventeenth-century revolution (London: Penguin, 1993).


Howson, Barry H., “The puritan hermeneutics of John Owen: A recommendation,” Westminster Theological Journal 63 (2001).

Hughes, Ann, “‘The public confession of these nations’: The national church in Interregnum England,” in Christopher Durston and Judith Maltby (eds), Religion in revolutionary England (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006).

Hunsinger, George, “Justification and mystical union with Christ: Where does Owen stand?” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012).

Hyde, Daniel R., “‘The fire that kindleth all our sacrifices to God’: Owen and the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012).

Johns, Adrian, The nature of the book: Print and knowledge in the making (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998).

________. “Coleman Street,” Huntington Library Quarterly 71:1 (2008).

Kapic, Kelly M., Communion with God: The divine and the human in the theology of John Owen (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007).

________. “Owen, John (1616-1683),” in Dictionary of major Biblical interpreters, ed. Donald K. McKim, second edition (Downers Grove: IVP, 2007).

________. “Typology, the Messiah, and John Owen’s theological reading of Hebrews,” in J. Laansma and D. Treier (eds), Christology, hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the history of interpretation (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2012).

________. “The Spirit as gift: Explorations in John Owen’s pneumatology,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

________ and Randall C. Gleason (eds), The devoted life: An invitation to the puritan classics (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2004).

Kay, Brian K., Trinitarian spirituality: John Owen and the doctrine of God in western devotion (Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2007).

Keeble, N. H., The literary culture of nonconformity in later seventeenth-century England (Leicester, UK: Leicester University Press, 1987).

Kelly, Ryan, “Reformed or reforming? John Owen and the complexity of theological codification for mid-seventeenth-century England,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

Kelsey, Sean, Inventing a republic: The political culture of the English Commonwealth, 1649-53 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997).

________. “The death of Charles I,” Historical Journal 45:4 (2002).

________. “The trial of Charles I,” English Historical Review 118:477 (2003).

Killeen, Kevin, “Hanging up kings: The political Bible in early modern England,” Journal of the History of Ideas 72:4 (2011).

King, David M., “The affective spirituality of John Owen,” Evangelical Quarterly 68 (1996).

Knapp, Henry M., “Augustine and Owen on perseverance,” Westminster Theological Journal 62 (2000).

________. “John Owen’s interpretation of Hebrews 6:4–6: Eternal perseverance of the saints in puritan exegesis,” Calvin Theological Journal 34 (2003).

________. “John Owen, on schism and the nature of the church,” Westminster Theological Journal 72 (2010).

Knoppers, Laura Lunger, Constructing Cromwell: Ceremony, portrait, and print, 1645-1661 (Cambridge: CUP, 2000).

Lake, Peter, “‘A charitable Christian hatred’: The godly and their enemies in the 1630s,” in Christopher Durston and Jacqueline Eales (eds), The culture of English Puritanism, 1560-1700 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1996).

________. The boxmaker’s revenge: “Orthodoxy,” “heterodoxy” and the politics of the parish in early Stuart London (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001).

________ with Michael Questier, The Antichrist’s lewd hat: Protestants, papists and players in post-reformation England (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002).

________ and Steve Pincus, “Rethinking the public sphere in early modern England,” Journal of British Studies 45 (2006).

Lawrence, Michael, “Transmission and transformation: Thomas Goodwin and the puritan project” (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002).

Lee, Francis, John Owen re-Presbyterianized (Edmonton, Canada: Still Waters Revival, 2000).

Leggett, Donald, “John Owen as religious advisor to Oliver Cromwell, 1649-1659” (unpublished MPhil thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006).

Letham, Robert, The Westminster Assembly: Readings its theology in historical context (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2009).

________. “John Owen’s doctrine of the Trinity in its catholic context,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

Letis, Theodore P., The Majority Text: Essays and reviews in the continuing debate (Grand Rapids, MI: Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1987).

Lewis, Pat, All Saints Church, Fordham, Essex: Notes on the rectors from 1198, available at, accessed 1 June 2015.

Lim, Paul C.-H., In pursuit of purity, unity, and liberty: Richard Baxter’s puritan ecclesiology and its seventeenth-century context (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2004).

________. “The Trinity, adiaphora, ecclesiology, and reformation: John Owen’s theory of religious toleration in context,” Westminster Theological Journal 67 (2005).

________. “Puritans and the Church of England: Historiography and ecclesiology,” in John Coffey and Paul C.-H. Lim (eds), The Cambridge companion to Puritanism (Cambridge: CUP, 2008).

________. Mystery unveiled: The crisis of the Trinity in early modern England (Oxford: OUP, 2012).

Liu, Tai, Discord in Zion: The puritan divines and the puritan revolution, 1640-1660 (The Hague, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1973).

Lloyd, R. Glynne, John Owen (Pontypridd, UK: Modern Welsh Publications, 1972).

Lyndon, Brian, “Essex and the King’s Cause in 1648,” Historical Journal 29 (1986).

MacFarlane, Alan, The family life of Ralph Josselin (New York: Norton, 1973).

MacKinnon, Dolly, Earls Colne’s early modern landscapes (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014).

Magrath, John R., The Queen’s College, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1921).

Mayor, Stephen, “The teaching of John Owen concerning the Lord’s Supper,” Scottish Journal of Theology 18 (1965).

McDonald, Suzanne, “The pneumatology of the ‘lost’ image in John Owen,” Westminster Theological Journal 71 (2009).

________. “Beholding the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

McGrath, Alister, J. I. Packer: A biography (Grand Rapids: Revell, 1998).

McGrath, Gavin J., “Puritans and the human will: Voluntarism within mid-seventeenth English Puritanism as seen in the works of Richard Baxter and John Owen” (unpublished PhD thesis, Durham University, 1989).

McGraw, Ryan M., “John Owen on the Holy Spirit in relation to the Trinity, the humanity of Christ, and the believer,” in Joel R. Beeke and Joseph A. Pipa (eds), The beauty and glory of the Holy Spirit (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012).

________. A heavenly directory: Trinitarian piety, public worship and a reassessment of John Owen’s theology (Bristol, CT: Vandenoeck & Ruprecht, 2014).

McKim, Donald K., “John Owen’s doctrine of Scripture in historical perspective,” Evangelical Quarterly 45 (1973).

McKinley, David J., “John Owen’s view of illumination: An alternative to the Fuller-Erickson dialogue,” Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997).

McLaughlin, Gráinne, “The idolater John Owen? Linguistic hegemony in Cromwell’s Oxford,” in Richard Kirwan (ed.), Scholarly self-fashioning and community in the early modern university (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013).

Miller, Peter N., “The ‘antiquarianization’ of Biblical scholarship and the London Polyglot Bible (1653-57),” Journal of the History of Ideas 62:3 (2001).

Milton, Anthony, Catholic and Reformed: The Roman and protestant churches in English protestant thought, 1600-1640 (Cambridge: CUP, 1995).

________. “Anglicanism and royalism in the 1640s,” in John Adamson (ed.), The English civil war (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Moffatt, James (ed.), The golden book of John Owen (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904).

Morrill, John, “The Church of England, 1642-1649,” in John Morrill (ed.), The nature of the English revolution (Harlow, UK: Routledge, 1993).

________ and P. Baker, “Oliver Cromwell, the regicide and the sons of Zeruiah,” in David L. Smith (ed.), Cromwell and the Interregnum (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003).

Mortimer, Sarah, Reason and religion in the English revolution: The challenge of Socinianism (Cambridge: CUP, 2010).

Richard Muller, Post-Reformation Reformed dogmatics, 4 vols (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2003).

________. After Calvin: Studies in the development of a theological tradition (Oxford: OUP, 2003).

________. “Reflections on persistent Whiggism and its antidotes in the study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century intellectual history,” in Alister Chapman, John Coffey and Brad S. Gregory (eds), Seeing things their way: Intellectual history and the return of religion (South Bend, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2009).

Murdock, Graeme, Calvinism on the frontier, 1600-1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000).

________, Penny Roberts and Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France, Past & Present supplement 7 (Oxford: OUP, 2012).

Najapfour, Brian G., “‘That it might lead and direct men unto Christ’: An analysis of John Owen’s view of the Mosaic covenant,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 29 (2011).

Narveson, Katherine, “The sources for Lucy Hutchinson’s On Theology,” Notes and Queries, n.s., 36 (1989).


Nuttall, Geoffrey F., The Holy Spirit in puritan faith and experience (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1946).

O’Donnell, Laurence R., “The Holy Spirit’s role in John Owen’s ‘covenant of the mediator’ formulation: A case study in Reformed Orthodox formulations of the pactum salutis,” Puritan Reformed Journal 4:1 (2012).

Oliver, Robert W. (ed.), John Owen: The man and his theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2002).

________. “John Owen: His life and times,” in Robert W. Oliver (ed.), John Owen: The man and his theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2002).

Packer, James I., “Introductory essay,” in John Owen, The death of death in the death of Christ (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1959).

________. A quest for godliness: The puritan vision of the Christian life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1990).

Patterson, W. B., William Perkins and the making of a protestant England (Oxford: OUP, 2014).


Payne, Jon D., John Owen on the Lord’s Supper (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2004).

Piper, John. Contending for our all: Defending truth and treasuring Christ in the lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2006).


Polizotto, Carolyn, “The campaign against The humble proposals of 1652,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 38 (1987).

Powell, Hunter, “The Dissenting Brethren and the power of the keys, 1640-44” (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011).

Rehnman, Sebastian, Divine discourse: The theological methodology of John Owen (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2002).

________. “John Owen: A Reformed Scholastic at Oxford,” in Willem J. van Asselt and Eef Dekker (eds), Reformation and scholasticism: An ecumenical enterprise (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2001).

________. “John Owen on faith and reason,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

Rigg, J. M. “Owen, John, D. D. (1616–1683), theologian,” Dictionary of National Biography (1896).

Rogers, Jack B., and Donald K. McKim (eds), The authority and interpretation of the Bible (New York: Harper & Row, 1979).

Ryrie, Alex, Being protestant in Reformation Britain (Oxford: OUP, 2013).


Sharpe, Kevin, Reading revolutions: The politics of reading in early modern England (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000).

________. Image wars: Promoting kings and Commonweaths in England, 1603-1660 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010).

Shaw, William A., A history of the English church during the civil wars and under the Commonwealth, 1640-1660, 2 vols (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900).


Smith, Christopher R., “‘Up and be doing’: The pragmatic puritan eschatology of John Owen,” Evangelical Quarterly 61 (1989).


Spence, J. Alan, “John Owen and Trinitarian agency,” Scottish Journal of Theology 43 (1990).

________. “Christ’s humanity and ours: John Owen,” in C. Schwöbel and Colin Gunton (eds), Persons, divine and human (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1991).

________. Incarnation and inspiration: John Owen and the coherence of Christology (London: T&T Clark, 2007).

________. “The significance of John Owen for modern Christology,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

Spurlock, R. Scott, Cromwell and Scotland: Conquest and religion, 1650-1660 (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2007).

________. “‘Anie Gospell Way’: Religious Diversity in Interregnum Scotland,” Records of the Scottish Church History Society 37 (2007).

________. “The politics of eschatology: Baptists in Interregnum Scotland,” Baptist Quarterly 44:2 (2010).

________. “Cromwell’s Edinburgh press and the development of print culture in Scotland,” Scottish Historical Review 90:2 (2011).

Strickland, Michael, “Seventeenth-century puritans and the synoptic problem,” Puritan Reformed Journal 6:1 (2014).

Tay, Edwin E. M., “Christ’s priestly oblation and intercession: Their development and significance in John Owen,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 159-69.

________. The priesthood of Christ: Atonement in the theology of John Owen (1616-1683) (Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2014).

Toon, Peter, God’s statesman: The life and work of John Owen (Exeter, UK: Paternoster, 1971).

________ (ed.), Puritans, the millennium, and the future of Israel: Puritan eschatology, 1600–1660 (Cambridge: James Clarke, 1970).

Troxel, A. Craig, “‘Cleansed once for all’: John Owen on the glory of gospel worship in Hebrews,” Calvin Theological Journal 32 (1997).

Trueman, Carl R., The claims of truth: John Owen’s Trinitarian theology (Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 1998).

________ and R. S. Clark (eds), Protestant scholasticism: Essays in reassessment (Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 1999).

________. “Faith seeking understanding: Some neglected aspects of John Owen’s understanding of Scriptural interpretation,” in A. N. S. Lane (ed.), Interpreting the Bible: Historical and theological studies in honour of David F. Wright (Leicester, UK: Apollos, 1997).

________. “John Owen as a theologian,” in Robert W. Oliver (ed.), John Owen: The man and his theology (Phillipsburg,NJ: P&R, 2002).

________. John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance man (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007).

Tweeddale, John W., “John Owen’s commentary on Hebrews in context,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

________. “A John Owen bibliography,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

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van Asselt, Willem J., “Covenant theology as relational theology: The contributions of Johannes Cocceius (1603-1669) and John Owen (1618-1683) to a living Reformed theology,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

van den Brink, Gert, “Impetration and application in John Owen’s theology,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2012).

van Asselt, W. J., M.D. Bell, and R. Ferwerda, ed. and trans. Scholastic discourse: Johannes Maccovius (1588–1644) on theological and philosophical distinctions and rules (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Instituut voor Reformatieonderzoek, 2009).

Vernon, Elliot, “The quarrel of the Covenant: The London Presbyterians and the regicide,” in Jason Peacey (ed.), The Regicides and the Execution of Charles I (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001).

________. “‘A ministry of the gospel’: The Presbyterians during the English revolution,” in Christopher Durston and Judith Maltby (eds), Religion in revolutionary England (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006).

Vallance, Edward, “Oaths, casuistry, and equivocation: Anglican responses to the Engagement controversy,” Historical Journal 44:1 (2001).

von Friedeburg, Robert, “Reformation of manners and the social composition of offenders in an East Anglian cloth village: Earls Colne, Essex, 1531-1642,” Journal of British Studies 29 (1990).

Wallace, Dewey D., “Owen, John (1616–1683),” in Francis J. Bremer and Tom Webster (eds), Puritans and Puritanism in Europe and America: A comprehensive encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2006).

________. Puritans and predestination: Grace in English protestant theology, 1525–1695 (Chapel Hill, NC: North Carolina University Press, 1982).

________. Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660–1714: Variety, persistence, and transformation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Walsham, Alexandra, Providence in early modern England (Oxford: OUP, 1999).

Ward, W. R., Early evangelicalism: A global intellectual history, 1670-1789 (Cambridge: CUP, 2006).

Watkins, Owen C., The puritan experience (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972).

Webster, Tom, Godly clergy in early Stuart England: The Caroline puritan movement, c. 1620-1643 (Cambridge: CUP, 1997).

________. “Early Stuart puritanism,” in John Coffey and Paul C.-H. Lim (eds), The Cambridge companion to Puritanism (Cambridge: CUP, 2008).

Westcott, Stephen P., By the Bible alone! John Owen’s puritan theology for today’s church (Fellsmere, FL: Reformation Media & Press, 2010).

Wilberforce, William, A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians (1797; rpr. London, 1830).

Wilson, John F., Pulpit in Parliament: Puritanism during the English civil wars, 1640-1648 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969).

Worden, Blair. “Oliver Cromwell and the sin of Achan,” in David L. Smith (ed.), Cromwell and the Interregnum (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003).

________. Literature and politics in Cromwellian England: John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Marchamont Nedham (Oxford: OUP, 2007).

________. “Politics, piety, and learning: Cromwellian Oxford,” in God’s instruments: Political conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell (Oxford: OUP, 2012).

Woolf, Daniel, Reading history in early modern England (Cambridge: CUP, 2000).

________. The social circulation of the past: English historical culture, 1500-1730 (Oxford: OUP, 2003).

Woolrych, Austin, Commonwealth to Protectorate (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982).

________. Britain in revolution, 1625-1660 (Oxford: OUP, 2002).

Wrightson, Keith, and David Levine, Poverty and piety in an English village: Terling, 1525-1700 (Oxford: OUP, 1979).


Yule, George, The Independents in the English civil war (Cambridge: CUP, 1958).

For more complete bibliographies, see John W. Tweeddale, “A John Owen bibliography,” in Kelly M. Kapic and Mark Jones (eds), The Ashgate research companion to John Owen’s theology (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 297-328, and Mark Burden, “John Owen, learned puritan,” available at