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Seminar presentations at the John Owen Academic Conference (Mon 24—Tues 25 June 2024)


Seminar presentations at the John Owen Academic Conference (Mon 24—Tues 25 June 2024)


We are delighted to announce the following wide range of papers scheduled to be presented at the new directions in John Owen studies conference.



An inconsistent congregationalist? Examining the connection between the congregational ecclesiology, covenant theology, and paedobaptism of John Owen

Mike Anderson

Preaching Pastor, Citylight Church Center City, Philadelphia PA



The Hebrew text and the Septuagint: John Owen in the Reformed tradition

Levi Berntson

Assistant Professor of Theology, Reformation Bible College, Sanford FL



John Owen on the Freedom of the Will

Dr Benedict Bird

Westminster Seminary, Newcastle, having completed a PhD on Owen’s writings at the University of Cambridge



John Owen’s ‘Theo-Christo-Pneumatology’: anti-Scotist or anti-scholastic?

Rev Dr Sam Bostock

Union Theological College



Sacrifice in Hebrews - John Owen's commentary of Hebrews 9 and 10 in the light of newer research

Prof Dr Hans Burger

Professor of systematic theology, Theological University Utrecht



John Owen, the Trinity, and the Beatific Vision

David Driver (BTh MTS)

Lead Pastor of Forest City Bible Church London ON



Cultivating happiness and virtue through spiritual affections: exploring human flourishing in John Owen's theology

Sam Hyeong Rae Jo
PhD Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Independent Scholar



For though we see in part: John Owen's pastoral apprehension of blessedness in the Beatific Vision

Wesley Lassiter

Lead Pastor of The Rock Church and student of Union Theological College and the BibleMesh Institute



The significance of Owen’s change of mind on the necessity of Christ’s satisfaction
Timothy Laurence

University of St Andrews



‘I Answer in the Word of Dr Owen’: Nehemiah Coxe's use of John Owen in Vindiciae Veritatis

Jared N Mays

PhD student, Queen's University Belfast



Owen, John Vincent Cane, and the Transatlantic history of anti-Catholic books

Dr Zachary McCulley

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA



John Owen's exegesis of the Song of Songs in Communion with God within its seventeenth-century Puritan context

Nathan W Parsons

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



‘I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine’: John Owen on union with Christ within the Song of Songs

Richard Patton

PhD student, Union Theological College



The pactum salutis as a communication of divine goodness

Rev Dr R Jason Pickard

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Seminary CA



The Puritan and the Prelate: John Owen, Thomas Barlow and the Conformist Reception of Dissenting Literature

Adam Quibell

PhD Queen’s University Belfast



The nature, rise, and progress of the Covenant of Grace: Petrus van Mastricht’s use of John Owen in the Theologia-Practica Theoretica

Dr TM Rester

Associate Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary PA



Looking for Sir John Hartopp, patron, patriot and ‘pillar of dissent’

Dr Lesley A Rowe

Independent historian, lecturer, and author



Reconsidering Owen’s early pastorate: discovering New Covenant Theology

Ryan Shelton

PhD Queen’s University Belfast



The Thomistic vision of Owen: a remedy for contemporary revisions of John Owen’s account of the Beatific Vision

Josh Tinkham

PhD student at Southern Evangelical Seminary, ThM from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary



There are other presenters who are still to confirm their final titles.



The keynote speakers at the plenary sessions are:


Prof Philip Alexander FBA (Emeritus professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester) - ‘Owen and Judaism’


Dr Alison Searle (Associate Professor of Textual Studies at the University of Leeds) - ‘Pastoral and Literary Caregiving: Richard Baxter, “Puritan Man of Letters”’


Dr Ty Kieser (Assistant Professor of Theology, Criswell College and author of Theandric and Triune: John Owen and Christological Agency) - ‘“All Things Summed up in Christ”: Karl Barth and John Owen on Christocentrism’



Details of how to register for the academic conference may be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academic-conference-new-directions-in-john-owen-studies-tickets-825278418967?aff=oddtdtcreator


All delegates who register before 1 June 2024 will receive a number of free resources including one volume of the new Crossway edition of Owen as well as digital access to some others.



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