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J. I. Packer (James Innell Packer) was born on July 22, 1926, in Gloucester, England. His father worked for the Great Western Railway.
Packer was a very smart and intellectually deep thinking person. After his regular studies before college, he did exceptionally well and won a scholarship to Oxford University. He attended Corpus Christi College and earned a Bachelor of Arts. Packer went on to earn his Masters degree and a Ph.D. in Philosophy.
While in college Packer heard the lectures of C.S. Lewis, which heavily influenced him and helped him decided that he wanted to devote his life to Christian service. Through this lens, Packer has written many theological books and papers, including: Fundamentalism and the Word of God; Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God; Our Lord’s Understanding of the Law of God; The Church of England and the Methodist Church; God Speaks To Man: Revelation and the Bible, and many more books and papers.
Packer has been vital to Christian movements in England and in Canada. He spent all of his life either at universities and colleges, or at one church or another, as a priest, deacon, and librarian. In 1953 he was ordained as a priest and deacon in the Church of England.
Packer moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1979. He took a position as a professor of Theology at Regent College. He has changed professions and churches through his life but he has never left the Vancouver area.