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Packer, James Innell (b. 1926)

  1. Jeffrey L. Bain-Conkin

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1033

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Bain-Conkin, J. L. 2011. Packer, James Innell (b. 1926). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


James Innell Packer came from humble origins to become one of the most recognized theologians of the second half of the 20th century. Theologian, author, speaker, and teacher are labels that approach but cannot sum up his contribution to evangelical Protestantism on two continents. Born in 1926 in England, Packer suffered a head injury as a child that, during his recuperation, fostered a love of reading and writing. A favorite author, with whom he was later to be compared, was C. S. Lewis.


  • packer, James Innell (b. 1926);
  • evangelical protestantism;
  • puritanism, theology and devotionalism;
  • knowing God