Dr Garry Williams

Director of the John Owen Centre

Garry Williams oversees the different activities of the Centre and teaches the doctrine Study Days. He is also Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and teaches on the London ThM programme.

As part of his work, Dr Williams engages in ongoing research and publication. His long-term project is to publish a biblical, historical, and systematic study of the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement. Along the way he publishes chapters and articles on the atonement that will be digested into that work. These are included in the list of publications below.

He also publishes at a more popular level. His most recent books are His Love Endures For Ever: Reflections on the Love of God (IVP, Crossway) and Silent Witnesses: Lessons on Theology, Life, and the Church from Christians of the Past (Banner of Truth).


Publications:

His Love Endures For Ever: Reflections on the Love of God (Nottingham: IVP, 2015)

Why Protestant Truth Still Matters: A Biblical Perspective (London: Protestant Truth Society, 2014) 

‘The Definite Intent of Penal Substitutionary Atonement’, in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective, ed. David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), pp. 461-482

‘Punishment God Cannot Twice Inflict: The Double Payment Argument Redivivus’, in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective, ed. David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), pp. 483-515

Silent Witnesses: Lessons on Theology, Life, and the Church from Christians of the Past (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2013)

—Translated into Romanian as Martori fără grai : lecții despre teologie, viață și biserică de la creștini din trecut, tr. by Dorin Pantea, ed. by Dinu Moga (Oradea: Făclia, 2015)

‘Le convinzioni evangeliche intorno alla Scrittura’, tr. Haulwen Morgan Piccirillo, Studi di Teologia 24.1 (2012), 4-27

‘Penal Substitutionary Atonement in the Church Fathers’, Evangelical Quarterly 83.3 (2011), 195-216: this can be read here [add link as on existing bibliography]

Calvin: Theologian and Reformer, ed. by Joel R. Beeke and Garry J. Williams (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books), 2010

‘John Calvin’s Agenda: Issues in the Separation from Rome’, in Calvin, Geneva and Revival, Westminster Conference Papers 2009, pp. 7-27

‘Gabbatha and Golgotha: Penal Substitutionary Atonement and the Public Square’, in A Higher Throne: Evangelicals and Public Theology (Leicester: Apollos, 2008), pp. 121-180

‘Karl Barth and the Doctrine of the Atonement’, in Engaging with Barth: Contemporary Evangelical critiques, ed. David Gibson and Daniel Strange (Leicester: Apollos; New York: T&T Clark, 2008), pp. 232-272

‘Penal Substitution: A Reply to Recent Criticisms’, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50.1 (2007), 71-86

—Reprinted (with minor alterations) as ‘Penal Substitution: A Response to Recent Criticisms’, in The Atonement Debate: Papers from the London Symposium on the Theology of Atonement, ed. David Hilborn, Justin Thacker, Derek Tidball (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008), pp. 172-191

‘The Puritan Doctrine of the Atonement’, in “Where Reason Fails…”, Westminster Conference Papers 2006, pp. 67-85

The Da Vinci Code: From Dan Brown’s Fiction to Mary Magdalene’s Faith (Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications, 2006)

‘Where Do Evangelicals Come From?’ (Martyn Lloyd-Jones Memorial lecture 2003), Foundations (2004), 5-13

‘Christ and the Cross’ (a reply to Professor Gillian Evans), Church of England Newspaper 5747 (December 10th 2004)

‘Cross Purpose: Replying to Steve Chalke on Penal Substitution’, Evangelicals Now (October 2004)

The Theology of Rowan Williams: An Outline, Critique, and Consideration of Its Consequences (London: Latimer Trust, 2002)

‘Was Evangelicalism Created by the Enlightenment?’, Tyndale Bulletin 53.2 (2002), 283-312

—Reprinted as ‘Enlightenment Epistemology and Eighteenth-Century Evangelical Doctrines of Assurance’, in The Emergence of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical Continuities, ed. Michael A. G. Hakin and Kenneth J. Stewart (Leicester: IVP, 2008), pp. 345-374; USA edition: The Advent of Evangelicalism (Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2008)

—Translated as ‘¿Fue el movimiento evangélico fruto de la Ilustración?’, Alétheia: Revista Evangélica de Teología 25.1 (2004)

‘The Cross and the Punishment of Sin’ in Where Wrath and Mercy Meet, ed. D.G. Peterson (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2001), pp. 68-99

‘Was the Reformation a Mistake?’ in The Banner of Truth Magazine 446 (Nov 2000), 15-20; 447 (Dec 2000), 15-18

—Reprinted in The Episcopal Evangelical Journal II.3 (2001), 5-9

‘Hugo Grotius’ in The Dictionary of Historical Theology, ed. T.A. Hart (London/Grand Rapids, Michigan: Paternoster/Eerdmans, 2000)

Review of G. Michael Thomas, The Extent of the Atonement: A Dilemma for Reformed Theology from Calvin to the Consensus (1536-1675) (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1997), in Churchman 112.3 (1998), 272-274

Review of Stephen Sykes, The Story of Atonement (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1997), in Churchman 112.2 (1998), 180-181