The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker

The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine Mr Richard Hooker This volume includes John Keble s introduction to the Works of Richard Hooker Isaac Walton s biography of Hooker and Book I IV of Hooker s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

  • Title: The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker
  • Author: RichardHooker John Keble
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  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume includes John Keble s introduction to the Works of Richard Hooker, Isaac Walton s biography of Hooker, and Book I IV of Hooker s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity.

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      Richard Hooker March 1554 3 November 1600 was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian Hooker s emphases on reason, tolerance and the value of tradition considerably influenced the development of Anglicanism He was the co founder with Thomas Cranmer and Matthew Parker of Anglican theological thought Hooker s great Elizabethan guide to Church Government and Discipline is both a masterpiece of English prose and one of the bulwarks of the Established Church in England Hooker projected eight books for the great work The first four books of Ecclesiastical Polity appeared in 1593, Book V in 1597 Hooker died in 1600 at the age of forty six and the remaining three books were completed, though not revised, before his death The manuscripts fell into careless or unscrupulous hands and were not published until long afterwards 1648 to 1662 , and then only in mutilated form Samuel Pepys makes mention of Hooker s Polity three times in his Diary, first in 1661, Mr Chetwind fell commending of Hooker s Ecclesiastical Polity, as the best book, and the only one that made him a Christian, which puts me upon the buying of it, which I will do shortly In 1667 Pepys bought the new edition that had been printed in 1666, the first to include the life of Hooker by Izaak Walton.

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    1. Wonderful. In a world of controversy, name-calling, and the claiming God to one's side, Hooker acknowledges more of man's frailty, more of tradition's reliability, and the necessity of submission to authority. He also heavily influenced C.S. Lewis and, if I might wager a guess, was the reason why Lewis was committed to the Church of England.So, the book itself:Preface: The preface alone gives a good impression of Hooker's thought. His portrait of the Anabaptists is both amusing and realistic; I [...]


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