Torrance Kirby, Rowan Williams's A Companion to Richard Hooker (Brill's Companions to the PDF

By Torrance Kirby, Rowan Williams

ISBN-10: 9004165347

ISBN-13: 9789004165342

Richard Hooker used to be a realized philosophical theologian and engaged polemicist of the later 16th century who defined and defended the Elizabethan spiritual and political payment.

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London: J. G[rismond] for Richard Marriott, 1665). David Novarr has demonstrated how Walton fulfilled his official commission to undermine the authenticity of the last three Books of the Lawes not only by tarnishing the reputation of Hooker’s wife, Joan Churchman, but also by perpetrating the story that Hooker’s widow cooperated with Puritan conspirators who stole, burned, or interpolated the manuscript copies of the last three books which, Walton claimed, had been completed or perfected (Novarr, Walton’s ‘Lives,’ 197–298).

First, there was an attempt to slander Hooker’s character by a woman and her brother. 41 38 40. ‘Notes on the Sixth Book by George Cranmer and Edwin Sandys,’ FLE 3:107– 39 Sisson, Judicious Marriage, 64; William P. Haugaard, ‘Introduction to the Preface,’ FLE 6(1):27–43. 40 Secor, Richard Hooker: Prophet, 278–326. 41 Walton’s account of Hooker at Bishopsbourne includes what was to prove an influential description of Hooker’s character: his poor clothes, his mean stature, his body stooped with study and mortification, his face covered with heat pimples, his dim sight, and his modest, bashful disposition (Life, 127–31).

Travers countered by using the Temple pulpit as a public platform from which to challenge the orthodoxy of Hooker’s teachings. He would respond critically on Sunday afternoons to sermons that Hooker had delivered earlier the same mornings. 26 The major doctrinal issues at stake between the antagonists included what Travers perceived to be Hooker’s too lenient attitude toward the weakness of faith in believers and to the possibility that God most probably has saved thousands of 25 A full and plaine declaration of ecclesiasticall discipline owt off the word off God, and off the declininge off the churche off England from the same.

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