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To Know and Serve God: Biography of James I. Packer

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James Packer is one of the best known names in modern Christianity. McGrath's biography, which was written with the full co-operation of James Packer, tells the story of this great thinker and, by doing so, casts light on the remarkable growth of evangelicalism in the last generation. ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 21st 1998 by Hodder & Stoughton Religious (first published 1997)
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Well-written, albeit reverential account of Packer's career and thought - although the private man tends to drop from view once he's married. There's lots of background on how Packer was influenced by the Puritans, and the book also serves as a chronicle of changes within evangelical theological education over the years. Of particular interest is the account of how "Knowing God" came to be written and published.

However, while McGrath may persuade us that Packer is a somewhat more subtle figure t
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Alister Edgar McGrath is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College. He was previously Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College L ...more

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