Packer, James Innell (b. 1926)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Bain-Conkin, J. L. 2011. Packer, James Innell (b. 1926). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- 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.
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