A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
Whenever there is a renewed interest in the gospel, renewed interest in this Puritan classic seems to follow. And for good reason: the gospel focuses on the saving death of Christ, and few in the history of the Church offer a clearer understanding of the meaning of that work than John Owen, prince of the Puritans.
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ is essentially a polemic work, establishing the simple proposition that Christ’s death infallibly secures the salvation of all for whom he died. To say anything less, Owen argues, would dishonor the Father, the Son, and the Spirit; it would imply dissonance within the Triune Godhead; and it would destroy the meaning of the atonement itself. If our Lord died as surety, a substitute in the place of others, then those in whose place he stood must be saved. If the divine curse and wrath fell on him instead of others, then those in whose stead he stood will be saved. And probably no one in the history of the church has argued this proposition more carefully and more cogently than Owen. Nor has he ever been satisfactorily answered.
And this new edition from Christian Focus has an added benefit – a warm introduction by Sinclair Ferguson. We are happy to see this new Owen-Ferguson edition available and had to make note of it. Very highly recommended!