“John Owen, baptism & the Baptists” by Crawford Gribben [46 min. video & audio]

This past Friday (March 20, 2015) Dr. Crawford Gribben (Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen’s University Belfast) was the guest lecturer at the Strict Baptist Historical Society Annual Lecture which took place in Kensington Place, London. His lecture was titled, “John Owen, baptism & the Baptists”.

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Dr. Crawford Gribben giving the lecture

Pastor Gary Brady, who attended, provided a summary:

…Gribben is a John Owen expert, well read in the great man’s works and his careful, erudite paper was something of an encouragement to Baptists, given how highly respected the Congregationalist theologian is. The basic idea was that Owen generally avoided the baptism question and especially so as he matured and actually met Baptists such as Henry Jessey. He appears to have moved from an advocacy of baptismal regeneration to a more middle of the road infant Baptist position. A posthumous work that appears to look at the subject is probably spurious. Sadly, Dr Gribben was unable to cast any light on the relationship between Owen and Bunyan…

You may watch the 46 minute video (with PowerPoint) below:

Update March, 25, 2015: Audio now available via 1689Federalism [mp3]:

13 Replies to ““John Owen, baptism & the Baptists” by Crawford Gribben [46 min. video & audio]”

      1. I did that, thanks.

        Hey, on another note, if you don’t mind me asking, where will you and your family be worshipping while you stay here in MN?

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