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Rev Dr Martyn C Cowan

Systematic Theology and Church History Department

Rev Dr Martyn C Cowan


Lecturer in Historical Theology
P: 028 9020 5080


Martyn Cowan studied philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast (BA and MA) and went on to serve in student ministry with IFES Ireland. He moved to London to train for gospel ministry at the Cornhill Training Course and at Oak Hill Theological College (MTh Distinction). He came to Union (PG Cert Min) in preparation for being licensed by the Dromore Presbytery as Assistant Minister in First Presbyterian Church, Saintfield.

He subsequently completed a PhD in historical theology at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Rev’d Dr Stephen Hampton with a dissertation entitled ’The prophetic preaching of John Owen from 1646 to 1659 in its historical context'.

Before his appointment at Union he served as Assistant to the Vacancy Convener in First Presbyterian Church, Portadown, and taught courses at the Cornhill Training Course in Belfast.



John Owen and the Civil War Apocalypse: Preaching, Prophecy and Politics (Routledge, 2017)

Portrait of a Prophet: Lessons from the Preaching of John Owen (1616-1683) (St Antholin Charity Lectureship, Latimer Trust, 2016)

‘Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books’ in NIV Proclamation Bible: Correctly Handling the Word of Truth (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013)

‘New World, New Temple, New Worship: The Book of Revelation in the Theology and Practice of Christian Worship’, published in three parts: Churchman 119.4 (Winter 2005), 297-312; Churchman 120.2 (Summer 2006), 159-176; Churchman 120.3 (Autumn 2006), 247-265

Rev Dr Martyn C Cowan