Now he truly knows

Posted on July 18, 2020 
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“Theologian and author J I Packer, one of the foremost evangelical thinkers and writers of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 93.

Dr Packer, who died just five days short of his 94th birthday, ranks alongside John Stott as a giant of Anglican evangelicalism.

Packer was known to millions of Christians around the world for his popular classic, Knowing God, published in the 1970s. But he was already an established scholar of note because of his earlier works in the 1950s and 60s, Fundamentalism and the Word of God and Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. …

‘We have lost a great champion of the faith in the death of Dr Jim Packer,’ said Archbishop Glenn Davies in a statement after the news was announced.”

This story by Russell Powell at quotes this tribute from Archbishop Glenn Davies.