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John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Crawford Gribben


John Owen (1616–83) was the most significant theologian in seventeenth-century England, and a key player in the revolution that created the English republic (1649–60). Rising from humble origins, he became preacher at the regicide of Charles I, chaplain to Oliver Cromwell in the invasions of Ireland and Scotland, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford, and the premier religious statesman of the Interregnum. The restoration of the monarchy pushed Owen into dissent, criminalizing his religious practice and driving his writing of eight million words in defense of high Calvinism and religious ... More

Keywords: John Owen, Calvinism, revolution, Restoration, England, evangelicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199798155
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Crawford Gribben, author
Professor of Early Modern British History, Queen's University Belfast