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Author: Richard Hooker
ISBN13: 978-0856358609
Title: Ecclesiastical Polity (Anglican Classics in the Fyfield Series)
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Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd. (November 1, 1990)
Pages: 128

Ecclesiastical Polity (Anglican Classics in the Fyfield Series) by Richard Hooker



Richard Hooker (25 March, 1554 – 3 November 1600) was an English priest in the Church of England and an influential theologian. He was one of the most important English theologians of the sixteenth century. His defence of the role of redeemed reason informed the theology of the seventeenth century Caroline Divines and later provided many members of the Church of England with a theological method which combined the claims of revelation, reason and tradition.

Richard Hooker: Richard Hooker, theologian who created a distinctive Anglican theology and who was a master of English prose and legal philosophy. In his masterpiece, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie, which was incomplete at the time of his death, Hooker defended the Church of England against both Roman. Leading scholars at Oxford were, however, loyal to the Anglican Book of Common Prayer and used the vestments demanded by the ecclesiastical law of the realm. Hooker, a staunch Anglican, went beyond even liberal Calvinism and read the best scriptural interpretation of his day, the early Church Fathers, and even Renaissance Thomism (the philosophical school influenced by the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas). He thus avoided the limits of narrow academic Calvinism and became a man of wide Renaissance learning.

Ecclesiastical polity is the operational and governance structure of a church or of a Christian denomination. It also denotes the ministerial structure of a church and the authority relationships between churches. Polity relates closely to ecclesiology, the study of doctrine and theology relating to church organization. Ecclesiastical polity is defined as both the subject of ecclesiastical government in the abstract and the particular system of government of a specific Christian organization

Richard Hooker (1553/4-1600) was one of the great theologians of the Church of England. He wrote his major work Ecclesiastical Polity, at the height of the controversy between Puritan and Catholic interests. It is a book which, with masterly elegance and restraint, defines the middle way of Anglicanism and has remained at the heart of the Anglican Communion. Hooker was sane, noble, sincere and supremely h a. A classic of English prose, Ecclesiastical Polity establishes an Anglican perspective, suspended, as it were by Grace, between Geneva and Rome

Hooker's book is one of the most significant prose works in the English Renaissance and it deals with topics that are still being debated by theologians, philosophers, and political scientists. These topics include the nature of law, the principles of biblical interpretation, the uses of history, the most appropriate forms of worship, and the theory and practice of government, civil as well as ecclesiastical. Cranmer, Laud, or some other eminent Archbishop of Canterbury? It's Mr. Richard Hooker who defined the famed Anglican Polity, but he may be one of those writers everyone has begun to read, and then realized that there was something pressing, like doing laundry or making tea or scheduling an appointment with the dentist.

The great Elizabethan divine Richard Hooker has occupied a prominent place in the intellectual history of the Church of England and sixteenth-century Protestantism but his wider significance has often been neglected. In his introduction to this selection of books from Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, Professor McGrade demonstrates clearly the continued relevance and i The great Elizabethan divine Richard Hooker has occupied a prominent place in the intellectual history of the Church of England and sixteenth-century Protestantism but his wider significance has often been neglected. Hooker projected eight books for the great work. The first four books of Ecclesiastical Polity appeared in 1593, Book V in 1597. Hooker died in 1600 at the age of forty-six and the remaining three books were completed, though not revised, before his death.

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Briefly and gently, McGrade gives a strong apologia why Hooker remains pertinent not only as a beautiful writer, but also as a thinker with beautiful ideas about public life and the common good. Elizabeth Johnson in 2008 about Her Book Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God. the Interview Can Be Found as a Podcast on the NCR Web Site. Following Are Excerpts from That Interview By Fox, Thomas C. National Catholic Reporter, Vol. 47, No. 13, April 15, 2011.

Ecclesiastical polity. During this period Richard Hooker wrote Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (published 1594–1597) to defend the polity of the Church of England against views of the Puritans. Ecclesiastical polity" is used in several closely related senses. Most commonly it refers to the field of church governance in the abstract, but it also can refer to the governance of a particular Christian body. In Anglicanism the churches are autonomous, though more than half the membership are organizationally united in the Anglican Communion, which has no powers of governance. Plurality and singularity. Plurality refers to systems of ecclesiastical polity wherein the local church's decisions are made by a committee, typically called elders.

Hooker's monumental work was the first substantial contribution to theology, philosophy, and political thought written in English.

Richard Hooker (1553/4-1600) was one of the great theologians of the Church of England. He wrote his major work Ecclesiastical Polity, at the height of the controversy between Puritan and Catholic interests. It is a book which, with masterly elegance and restraint, defines the middle way of Anglicanism and has remained at the heart of the Anglican Communion. Hooker was sane, noble, sincere and supremely civilizedoriginalwith a. A classic of English prose, Ecclesiastical Polity establishes an Anglican perspective, suspended, as it were by Grace, between Geneva and Rome. One critic describes Hooker as an 'English Aristotle set to music'. This selection puts the massive work into manageable form. It follows the order of the orginal and links together the several books witha head-note to each. It reminds us not only of the immense, historical importance of Hooker's writings but also of its continuing relevance in embodying the principal ethos and practice of the Church of England at a time when its values are being called into question, at least within the church itself.