Dr. Packer passed away on July 17, 2020. He leaves behind his wife, Kit, three children, and two grandsons. Read our tribute to Dr. Packer.
J.I. Packer became Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Regent College in 1979. In 1989, he was installed as the first Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology. In 1996, he became Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology.
J.I. Packer preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and frequently contributed to theological periodicals. His writings include: Fundamentalism and the Word of God, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, Knowing God, Growing in Christ, God has Spoken, Knowing Man, Beyond the Battle for the Bible, God’s Words, Keep in Step with the Spirit, Christianity the True Humanism, Your Father Loves You, Hot Tub Religion, A Quest for Godliness, Rediscovering Holiness, Concise Theology, A Passion For Faithfulness, and Knowing Christianity. He was a member of the Editorial Council of Christianity Today, and General Editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible, published in Fall 2001.
Dr. Packer’s more recent publications include Life in the Spirit, A Grief Sanctified, Truth and Power, Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Great Power, Great Grace, Great Joy, The Redemption and Restoration of Man in the Thought of Richard Baxter, Knowing God through the Year, Knowing God’s Purpose for your Life, Never Beyond Hope, God’s Plans for You, Faithfulness and Holiness, One Faith (with Thomas Oden), Praying and God’s Will (with Carolyn Nystrom), and Grounded in the Gospel (with Gary Parrett). His Collected Shorter Writings are available in four volumes, and a selection of his articles has been published as The J.I. Packer Collection. Dr. Packer’s interests included music (Western classical and early jazz), railroads, and English cricket.
Media & Publications
- Life in the Spirit – Book Publication
- A Grief Sanctified – Book Publication
- Truth and Power – Book Publication
- Knowing and Doing the Will of God – Book Publication
- Great Power – Book Publication
- Great Grace – Book Publication
- Great Joy – Book Publication
- The Redemption and Restoration of Man in the Thought of Richard Baxter – Book Publication
- Knowing God through the Year – Book Publication
- Knowing God’s Purpose for your Life – Book Publication
- Never Beyond Hope – Book Publication
- God’s Plans for You – Book Publication
- Faithfulness and Holiness – Book Publication
- One Faith – Book Publication
- Praying – Book Publication
- Collected Shorter Writings – Book Publication
- The J.I. Packer Collection – Book Publication
- The Future Shape of Anglican Ministry (with Donald Lewis) – Book Publication
- Free audio - Approaching Roman Catholicism: An Evaluation of the Protestant-Catholic Divide – Audio
- The Anglican Heritage – Video