Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology: A Study of Reason, Will, and Grace

Synopsis

Richard Hooker (1554-1600) has traditionally been seen as the first systematic defender of an Anglican via media between Rome and Geneva. Revisionists have argued recently, however, that Hooker was in fact a thoroughly Reformed theologian. Dr Voak takes issue with this interpretation, arguingthat Hooker over time became highly critical of numerous Reformed positions. Beginning with philosophical principles underlying Hooker's theology (e.g. free will, resistibility of grace), the book then considers issues such as original sin, justification and sanctification, merit and the religiousauthority of scripture, reason, and tradition. Finally, Hooker's late manuscripts are examined, in which he defends himself from the charge of heresy.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Nigel Voak
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2003

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