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Owen, John,

1616–83, English Puritan divine and theologian. In the civil war Owen supported the parliamentary cause. Oliver Cromwell took him as chaplain to Ireland and Scotland and had him appointed (1651) dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and vice chancellor (1652) of the university. He lost his posts after the Restoration. He was called to the presidency of Harvard, but he declined. Owen's writings include devotional literature and treatises against Arminianism and Socinianism. His works were edited by Thomas Russell (with a biography by William Orme, 28 vol., 1826) and by W. H. Goold (with a biography by Andrew Thomson, 24 vol., 1850–55).
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John Owen (1616-24 August 1683) was an English Nonconformist church leader, theologian, and academic administrator at the University of Oxford.
William John Owen, 69, was in the dock at Liverpool Crown Court to stand trial on 15 charges relating to alleged offences during a five-year period in the 1970s.
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