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J. I. Packer: His Life and Thought

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, 2020
ISBN: 9780830841776
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Overview

J. I. Packer was one of the most influential evangelical theological and spiritual writers of the twentieth century, best known for his classic work Knowing God. In the 1990s Christianity Today readers named him one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, second only to C. S. Lewis. But who was Jim Packer, and what is the story of the man behind the writings?

Alister McGrath, a bestselling author and friend of Packer, tells the story of Packer’s faith and how it sustained him during his time in England and Canada. Along the way he explores Packer's many contributions to theology and spirituality, alternating narrative with reflection. By engagingly setting out Packer’s ideas and the central themes of his work, McGrath helps to explain why Packer and his writing continue to be so helpful to millions on the journey of encountering God.

This beautiful recollection of a giant of the Christian faith is both a celebration of his life and the perfect introduction to his thought and writings for a new generation of readers.

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  • Provides an introduction to his thought and writings for a new generation of readers
  • Explores Packer’s many contributions to theology and spirituality
  • Focuses on the ideas and the central themes of his work
  • Introduction
  • The Beginnings of a Journey: From Gloucester to Oxford
  • Old Books and Deep Wisdom: The Importance of the Christian Past
  • Preparing for Ministry: From Oxford to Birmingham
  • Learning from History: Retrieving the Puritan Heritage
  • The Theological Educationalist: Tyndale Hall, Bristol
  • The Bible: Authority, Interpretation and Translation
  • The Return to Oxford: Latimer House
  • Theology and the Life of the Church
  • A New Beginning? Trinity College, Bristol
  • Theology and Spirituality: Knowing God
  • The Move to Canada: Regent College, Vancouver
  • Conservatism: Holding on to What Is Good
  • The Golden Years: Ministry in Vancouver
  • Epilogue
Like thousands of other pastors, I can say that Packer’s work and witness are of inestimable value to me. He was a master of making the divide between doctrine and piety disappear.

—Derek Rishmawy, University of California, Irvine

J. I. Packer’s primary legacy is the influence he held over events in Christendom and over people’s lives during his lifetime. . . . J. I. Packer gave evangelicals a place to stand in regard to the authority of the Bible.

—Leland Ryken, Christianity Today, obituary, July 17, 2020

  • Title: J. I. Packer: His Life and Thought
  • Author: Alister McGrath
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 2020
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Pages: 182
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subject: Packer, J. I. (James Innell) › Biography
  • ISBNs: 9780830841776, 9780830841783
  • Resource ID: LLS:JPCKRHSLFTHGHT
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biography
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-01-18T22:48:28Z

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Alister McGrath

Alister McGrath (DPhil, DD, Oxford University) is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University. He previously held the chair of theology, ministry and education and was head of the Centre for Theology, Religion Culture at King's College, London. He is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world and is the author of many books including The Dawkins Delusion? and Christianity's Dangerous Idea.


Alister McGrath

(DPhil, DD, Oxford University) is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University. He previously held the chair of theology, ministry and education and was head of the Centre for Theology, Religion Culture at King's College, London. He is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world and is the author of many books including The Dawkins Delusion? and Christianity's Dangerous Idea.

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    $19.99

    Print list price: $25.00
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