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Brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity - Enhanced Version

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In this focused and enlightening treatise, John Owen defends the truth and coherency of the doctrine of the Trinity. Owen responds most explicitly to the heresy of "Socinianism." Socinianism holds that Christ did not pre-exist before being a man. Working with both Scripture and tradition, Owen vigorously argues for a traditional account of the Trinity. Owen doesn't just de ...more
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Published July 30th 2010 by Christian Classics Ethereal Library (first published March 22nd 2010)
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Samuel Bierig
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Faithful and clear.
Grace
Oct 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Doctrine is nowhere found in our most ancient Biblical manuscripts. It is a later concept that came into play after the adoption of it from outside the early Christian Church of Jesus Christ. The concept put forward is that The Father is God, Jesus is God and the Holy Spirit is God, yet they are one person, actually defies all reason and still cannot be adequately and simply proven by the Church to this day. The doctrine from a purely analytical, scientific and scholarly view works to only c ...more
James Mayuga
I read a free online version of this book about 10 years ago (ccel.org). So, the following review is based on what I can remember. Overall the book is a good *Scriptural* defense of the doctrine of the Trinity. The focus is on the *scriptural* testimony rather than theological, philosophical or historical arguments that could be mustered. But here are 2 criticisms:

1. While I had no problem reading and understanding the 17th century English of this book, modern readers who aren't familiar with ol
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Todd Wilhelm
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Owen authored this treatise as an orthodox response to the heresy of Socinianism.

Socinianism is a strict unitarianism which denies the deity of Christ and also attempts to undermine the doctrine of penal substitution.

Although Owne labels this work "brief' it was quite thorough and I would say he did a fine job of vindicating the doctrine of the Trinity. He makes frequent reference to relevant scripture passages.
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Ruth
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If this, my introduction to Owen, is representative of his work as a whole, I think he and I are going to get along just fine.
Gabriel Barnes
Short but powerful work by Dr. Owen! Highly recommend!
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John Owen was an English theologian and "was without doubt not only the greatest theologian of the English Puritan movement but also one of the greatest European Reformed theologians of his day, and quite possibly possessed the finest theological mind that England ever produced" ("Owen, John", in Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, p. 494) ...more

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