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Friday, July 17, 2020

J. I. Packer, ‘Knowing God’ Author, Dies at 93


J. I. Packer, ‘Knowing God’ Author, Dies at 93
Obituary
The influential evangelical theologian leaves a final lesson for the church: Glorify Christ every way.
Leland Ryken
James Innell Packer, better known to many as J. I. Packer, was one of the most famous and influential evangelical leaders of our time. He died Friday, July 17, at age 93.
J. I. Packer was born in a village outside of Gloucester, England, on July 2, 1926. He came from humble stock, being born into a family that he called lower middle class. The religious climate at home and church was that of nominal Anglicanism rather than evangelical belief in Christ as Savior (something that Packer was not taught ...

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