The person of Christ, and therein his human nature, shall be the eternal object of divine glory, praise, and worship. The life of glory is not a mere state of contemplation. Vision is the principle of it, as faith is of the life of grace. Love is the great vital acting of that principle, in adherence unto God with eternal delight. But this is active in it also. It shall be exercised in the continual ascription and assignation of glory, praise, and honour unto God, and the glorious exercise of all sorts of grace therein; — hereof the Lamb, the person of Christ, is the eternal object with that of the Father and the Spirit; the human nature in the Son, admitted into the communion of the same eternal glory.
1. The Preface
2. Peter’s Confession
3. Opposition Made unto the Church as Built upon the Person of Christ
4. The Person of Christ the Most Ineffable Effect of Divine Wisdom and Goodness
5. The Person of Christ the Foundation of All the Counsels of God
6. The Person of Christ the Great Representative of God and His Will
7. The Person of Christ the Great Repository of Sacred Truth
8. Power and Efficacy Communicated unto the Office of Christ
9. The Faith of the Church under the Old Testament in and concerning the Person of Christ
10. Honour due to the Person of Christ
11. The Principle of the Assignation of Divine Honour unto the Person of Christ
12. Obedience unto Christ
13. The Especial Principle of Obedience unto the Person of Christ
14. The Nature, Operations, and Causes of Divine Love, as it respects the Person of Christ
15. Motives unto the Love of Christ
16. Conformity unto Christ, and Following his Example
17. An Humble Inquiry into, and Prospect of, the infinite Wisdom of God, in the Constitution of the Person of Christ
18. Other Evidences of Divine Wisdom in the Contrivance of the Work of Redemption in and by the Person of Christ
19. The Nature of the Person of Christ, and the Hypostatical Union of his Natures Declared.
20. The Exaltation of Christ, with his Present State and Condition in Glory during the Continuance of his Mediatory Office
21. The Exercise of the Mediatory Office of Christ in Heaven
22. Other Books
Born at Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, Owen was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, where he studied classics and theology and was ordained. Because of the "high-church" innovations introduced by Archbishop William Laud, he left the university to be a chaplain to the family of a noble lord. His first parish was at Fordham in Essex, to which he went while the nation was involved in civil war. Here he became convinced that the Congregational way was the scriptural form of church government. In his next charge, the parish of Coggeshall. in Essex, he acted both as the pastor of a gathered church and as the minister of the parish. This was possible because the parliament, at war with the king, had removed bishops. In practice, this meant that the parishes could go their own way in worship and organization.