J. I. Packer

1926 - 2020

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James Innell Packer (22 July 1926 – 17 July 2020) was an English-born Canadian evangelical theologian, cleric and writer in the low-church Anglican and Calvinist traditions. He was considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America, known for his best-selling book, Knowing God, written in 1973, as well as his work as an editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He was one of the high-profile signers on the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, a member on the advisory board of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and also was involved in the ecumenical book Evangelicals and Catholics Together in 1994. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. I. Packer has received more than 464,615 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. J. I. Packer is the 2,106th most popular religious figure, the 4,038th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 89th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, J. I. Packer ranks 2,106 out of 2,272Before him are Chiara Badano, Carlos Aguiar Retes, Pope Peter II of Alexandria, Filoimea Telito, Telesphore Toppo, and Bruce M. Metzger. After him are Pope Kedron of Alexandria, George Abbot, Dolly Pentreath, Konrad Krajewski, Matteo Zuppi, and Braulio Rodríguez Plaza.

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Among people born in 1926, J. I. Packer ranks 365Before him are Moira Shearer, Tim LaHaye, Robert Bly, Patrice Wymore, Diana Lynn, and Noor Jehan. After him are W. Michael Blumenthal, Loris Campana, Kerwin Mathews, Alison Lurie, Happy Rockefeller, and Clive Donner. Among people deceased in 2020, J. I. Packer ranks 466Before him are Fritz d'Orey, Betty Wright, Dave Greenfield, Ezio Bosso, Norman I. Platnick, and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. After him are Ang Rita, Tibor Benedek, Jasraj, Alison Lurie, Alfredo Lim, and Nicolas Portal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. I. Packer ranks 4,038 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Caton-Jones (1957), Tom Clarke (1858), Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (1866), John Clare (1793), Joe Mercer (1914), and Winifred McNair (1877). After him are Richard Ashcroft (1971), Jackie Milburn (1924), Martin Litchfield West (1937), Dave Mackay (1934), Gayatri Devi (1919), and R. J. Mitchell (1895).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, J. I. Packer ranks 89Before him are Chad of Mercia (634), Catherine Booth (1829), Basil Hume (1923), Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (1130), Justin Welby (1956), and Stigand (null). After him are George Abbot (1562), Dolly Pentreath (1692), Vincent Nichols (1945), John Ogilvie (1579), Alkmund of Derby (800), and William Dunbar (1460).