J.I. Packer: A Biography

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His books have sold over three million copies worldwide and Christianity Today readers named him one of the most influential theological writers of the twentieth century, second only to C. S. Lewis. Now J. I. Packer's life and ministry are examined by another leading evangelical theologian, Alister McGrath. In the first biography of Packer ever written, McGrath traces the life of this central figure from his early years through his teaching career in England to his move to North America and Regent College. The author describes the significant people, writings, events, and controversies of Packer's life, and considers the lasting influence Packer will have on evangelicalism.

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User Review  - stephenochilds - LibraryThing

Alister McGrath has written an appropriately low-key biography of a man who has had a quietly revolutionary effect on 20th century evangelicalism. Packer's life story is not that of a straightforward ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Alister McGrath is currently professor of theology at Oxford and principal of Wycliffe Hall. He is a consulting editor, general editor and author of several books. He lives in Oxford, England.

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