A Companion to Richard Hooker

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William J. Torrance Kirby
BRILL, 2008 - History - 670 pages
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Richard Hooker was a learned philosophical theologian and engaged polemicist of the later sixteenth century who explained and defended the Elizabethan religious and political settlement, and shaped definitively the self-understanding of the English ecclesiastical establishment for centuries to come. This Companion to Richard Hooker brings together a representative body of contributors with a view to offering a summary of the current state of scholarly debate and a synthesis of emerging trends in criticism. Contributions to this volume reflect the major current trends of scholarly opinion on Hookera (TM)s place within the mainstream of Protestant reform. This Companion aims to provide a comprehensive and systematic introduction to Richard Hookera (TM)s life, works, thought, reputation, and influence.
Contributors are: Rudolph P. Almasy, Daniel Eppley, Lee W. Gibbs, Egil Grislis, William Harrison, W. Speed Hill, Ranall Ingalls, Dean Kernan, Torrance Kirby, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A. S. McGrade, W. David Neelands, W. Brown Patterson, Debora K. Shuger, Corneliu C. SimuA, John K. Stafford, Paul Stanwood, James F. Turrell, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Life of Hooker Lee W Gibbs
1
Chapter Two Works and Editions I P G Stanwood
27
Chapter Three Works and Editions II W Speed Hill
41
Chapter Four Classical Patristic and Medieval Sources A S McGrade
51
Chapter Five Elizabethan Theological Polemics W Brown Patterson
89
Chapter Six Rhetoric and Apologetics Rudolph P Almasy
121
Chapter Seven Sin and Grace Ranall Ingalls
151
Chapter Eight Predestination W David Neelands
185
Chapter Fourteen Christology and the Sacraments W David Neelands
369
Chapter Fifteen Orders of Ministry Corneliu C Simufl
403
Chapter Sixteen Jurisdiction and the Keys Dean Kernan
435
Chapter Seventeen Episcopacy A S McGrade
481
Chapter Eighteen Royal Supremacy Daniel Eppley
503
Chapter Nineteen Practical Divinity John K Stafford
535
Chapter Twenty Richard Hookers Reputation Diarmaid MacCulloch
563
Select Bibliography Egil Grislis and John K Stafford
613

Chapter Nine Faith and Assurance Debora K Shuger
221
Chapter Ten Reason and Law W J Torrance Kirby
251
Chapter Eleven Scriptural Hermeneutics Egil Grislis
273
Chapter Twelve The Church William H Harrison
305
Chapter Thirteen Uniformity and Common Prayer James F Turrell
337
Index of Passages Cited from Hookers Works
639
General Index
652
Index of Names
663
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W.J. Torrance Kirby, DPhil in Modern History, Oxford University, is Professor of Church History at McGill University. He has published on various aspects of Reformation thought. His most recent books are The Zurich Connection and Tudor Political Theology (2007) and Richard Hooker, Reformer and Platonist (2005). He previously edited another collection of essays on Hooker titled Richard Hooker and the English Reformation (2003).

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