Triumph Over Temptation

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David C Cook, Nov 30, 2004 - Philosophy - 254 pages
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Abridged by James Houston from the writings of the Puritan theologian John Owen (1616-1683), Triumph Over Temptation helps us recover the concepts of sin and individual responsibility our world has all but destroyed. Owen deals with the problem of our sinfulness, showing that there is far more to indwelling sin than many of us realize. He goes on to describe the Holy Spirit's ministry in and to the believer, and the true nature of spiritual growth and progress. Owen embodied the best of Puritan devotion: the awe of God, humility, wisdom, and an awareness of God's grace.









  

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Contents

INDWELLING SIN IN BELIEVERS
39
THE NATURE OF INDWELLING SIN
41
THE POWER OF INDWELLING SIN
53
THE DECEIT OF INDWELLING SIN
73
THE ENTICEMENT OF INDWELLING SIN
99
THE CONCEPTION OF INDWELLING SIN
105
THE EFFECTS OF INDWELLING SIN
119
TEMPTATION OF BELIEVERS
133
THE DANGERS OF TEMPTATION
159
WATCHING AGAINST TEMPTATION
167
KEEPING CHRISTS WORD AGAINST TEMPTATION
177
MORTIFICATION OF SIN IN BELIEVERS
189
THE CHARACTER OF MORTIFICATION
191
THE NEED FOR MORTIFICATION
201
THE PREPARATION FOR MORTIFICATION
211
THE PRACTICE OF MORTIFICATION
233

THE NATURE OF TEMPTATION
135
ENTERING INTO TEMPTATION
143
THE POWER OF TEMPTATION
149
SUBJECT INDEX
241
READERS GUIDE
245
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John Owen (1616-1683) was an early Puritan advocate of Congregationalism and Reformed theology. Educated at Queen's College, Oxford, he served under the Puritan government of Oliver Cromwell as personal chaplain to Cromwell and later as vice-chancellor of Oxford. A contemporary of John Bunyan, Owen's extensive body of work includes some twenty-eight books on theological and devotional themes. His later years were spent in pastoral ministry where he served as the leading spokesman for the Protestant Nonconformists.

Jim Houston (M.A., Edinburgh; D.Phil., Oxford) is founding principal, former chancellor, and emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of some forty books, including I Believe in the Creator, The Transforming Friendship, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire and The Mentored Life.

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