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The Works of Richard Hooker Bks. 6-8

The Works of Richard Hooker( )
Author: Hooker, Richard
Hill, W. Speed
Editor: Stanwood, P. G.
ISBN:978-0-674-63210-3
Publication Date:Jan 1981
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Imprint:Belknap Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $245.00
Book Description:

The writings of Richard Hooker are of central interest to those studying English Renaissance thought and literature. In this, the third volume of a much-needed critical edition of the Works of Richard Hooker, are the posthumous books of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. Hooker planned the Laws in eight books, but he died shortly after publication of Book Five. Books Six, Seven, and Eight, which contain his analysis of jurisdiction, episcopacy, and the royal...
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Book Details
Pages:728
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Religion, Politics & State
Religion / Christian Church / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 9.477 x 1.666 Inches
Book Weight:2.521 Pounds
Author Biography
Hooker, Richard (Author)
Richard Hooker was born around March 1554 in Exeter, England. Born of a humble family, Hooker was able to attend Oxford University due to his patron, John Jewel. He took holy orders in 1581, becoming a clergyman in the Church of England. In 1585 he was named master of the Temple, a position he held until 1591. He married in 1588 and eventually moved in with his father-in-law, where he began writing his major work.

Hooker's masterpiece, an eight-volume set called Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, recounts the strife involving the admonition controversy, a doctrine calling for radical reforms in the Church of England. Hooker's work is a reply to the admonition controversy and to the Roman Catholic Church where he defended the current state of the Anglican church. Hooker generally allowed the scripture to speak for itself concerning his views of the church, but he also relied on tradition and common sense.

Richard Hooker became vicar of Bishopsbourne in 1595. Some feel that while he drew his salary as the vicar, he actually allowed a lesser clergyman to perform his duties, a practice known as pluralism. He died there on November 2, 1600.

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