Treatise Description John Owenâ€™s treatise on "Indwelling Sin" is always ranked high among the productions of this author. The opinion, which Dr Chalmers entertained of it, will be seen in the "Life of Owen," vol. i. p. 84. That such a work should have been prepared under the gloom of public trials, and the hardship of personal exposure to civil penalties, evinces not merely great industry, but strength of religious principle with which no outward commotions were permitted to intermeddle. Temptations were strong at that time to merge all duty into a secular struggle for the rights of conscience and liberty of worship. Owen issued various tracts, which had some share in securing these blessings for his country. But he was intent, with engrossing zeal, on the advancement of vital piety; and his treatise on "Indwelling Sin" is a specimen of the discourses, which he preached whenever a safe opportunity occurred. It is avowedly designed for believers, to aid and guide them in the exercise of self-examination. There is uncommon subtlety of moral analysis in many of its statements, --an exposure, irksome it may be thought, in its fullness and variety, of the manifold deceitfulness of the human heart.