J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

By Leland Ryken, Afterword by J. I. Packer

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J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

By Leland Ryken, Afterword by J. I. Packer

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Over the last sixty years, J. I. Packer has exerted a steady and remarkable influence on evangelicalism. In this biography, well-known scholar Leland Ryken acquaints us with Packer’s life, heart, and mind, tracing the outworking of God’s sovereign plan through his childhood, intellectual pursuits, and professional life. Filled with personal anecdotes and little-known facts, this appreciative volume sheds light on the key themes that have given shape to Packer’s life and thought, highlighting his enduring significance for Christians today.


Leland Ryken

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly fifty years. He served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible and has authored or edited over sixty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible.

Product Details

Category: History & Biography
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 432
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 25.4 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4252-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4252-7
ISBN-UPC: 9781433542527
Case Quantity: 24
Published: October 31, 2015

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Life

Early Life and College (1926–1948)

  1. Childhood and Teen Years (1926–1944)
  2. The College Years (1944–1948)

Theological Education and Ministry (1948–1954)

  1. The Post-College Year (1948–1949)
  2. Graduate Student in Oxford (1949–1952)
  3. Ministry (1952–1954)
  4. Courtship and Marriage (1952–1954)

Professional Life in England (1955–1979)

  1. Tyndale Hall, Bristol (1955–1961)
  2. Latimer House, Oxford (1961–1970)
  3. Return to the Academic Life (1970–1972)
  4. Trinity College, Bristol (1972–1979)

Professional Life in North America (1979 to the Present)

  1. From England to Canada (1978–1979)
  2. Regent College (1979 to the Present)
  3. Christianity Today (1958 to the Present)

Part 2: The Man

  1. A Portrait of the Man
  2. The Little-Known Packer
  3. What Packer’s Style and Rhetoric Tell Us about Him

Part 3: Lifelong Themes

  1. The Bible
  2. The Puritans
  3. Writing
  4. Anglicanism
  5. Theology
  6. Preaching and the Minister’s Calling
  7. Controversy

Afterword: J. I. Packer Reflects on His Life