A Companion to Richard Hooker

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W. 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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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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