John Owen is noted for taking themes that those who had gone before had often wrestled with and write with clarity and depth. He does the same here with 'The Priesthood of Christ'. Having studied the Book of Hebrews in great depth and written a world renowned commentary on it, John Owen is able to give us a comprehensive guide to this important theme. He explains how the Old Testament pillars of the Law and the Covenant relate to Christ's office of Priest.
Probably no theologian in the English language has ever rivalled Owen in stressing the absolute centrality of Christ's penal role as Priest - the point is that Christ is not victor unless he is first substitute. The deliverance Christ brings requires that He deal with both the guilt of sin as well as our bondage to the powers of darkness and for that reason alone writes Sinclair Ferguson "The Priesthood of Christ is worth all the time it takes to read it with humility, care and reflection."