John Owen pp 189-206 | Cite as

The Rising Prominence of John Owen: An Analysis of the Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen’s Theology as a Window into the State of Owen Studies

  • Ryan M. McGrawEmail author


This chapter is an article assessment of the Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen’s Theology. This essay uses this multi-author volume as an occasion to evaluate and to provide a glimpse into the current state of Owen research. This covers a wide range of theological and practical topics that reflect Owen’s interests and influence. This piece justifies the need for the preceding chapters. The Ashgate Companion illustrates the growing scholarly attention Owen is receiving currently. The evaluations of each chapter of the Ashgate Companion serve as a fitting conclusion to the preceding chapters, since they solidify this author’s contention that as Owen rises in prominence in historical research, it is possible to make too much and too little of his significance at the same time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systematic TheologyGreenville Presbyterian Theological SeminaryTaylorsUSA
  2. 2.Puritan Reformed Theological SeminaryGrand RapidsUSA

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