Richard Hooker and the Vision of God: Exploring the Origins of 'Anglicanism'

Richard Hooker and the Vision of God: Exploring the Origins of 'Anglicanism'

by Charles Miller
     
 

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Finally filling the gap between specialist volumes and ‘companion texts’, Charles Miller's rigorous and well written exploration of the works and theology of Richard Hooker is a comprehensive and critical testament to one of the most important founders of Anglican thought.See more details below

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Finally filling the gap between specialist volumes and ‘companion texts’, Charles Miller's rigorous and well written exploration of the works and theology of Richard Hooker is a comprehensive and critical testament to one of the most important founders of Anglican thought.

Editorial Reviews

Churches Together in England - David Carter
‘[…] it is good to welcome this clearly written and thorough account and appraisal of Hooker's work […]. This is a book I would commend warmly to all interested in Hooker's legacy and its potential use in current ecumenical debate and relationships.’
Times Literary Supplement, 25th October 2013 - David Grumett
‘Charles Miller presents what is essentially a more systematic and concise exposition of Hooker's Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity than the author himself ever managed. […] [Hooker's] own thought, substantial yet undogmatic, should be better known by Anglican clergy and ordinands. His teaching on the need to deploy reason in exposition of Scripture remains especially pertinent. Because Hooker wrote in paragraphs, not sentences, Miller’s guide, although descriptive, could spread understanding of his work effectively.’
International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, Vol.13, No.4, 6th January 2014 - Torrance Kirby
[A] splendid monograph on the theology of Richard Hooker and its relevance to the origins of Anglicanism […] This book is a veritable feast for the theologically hungry.
Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol 21, Issue 2, (March, 2014) - Dustin Resch
Miller works extensively with the most recent and most influential scholarship in the field of Hooker studies and manages to do so while also providing his own take on Hooker's theology as he describes it under each topic heading…Miller is to be commended for his clear and succinct summarises of both Hooker's own writing and also of the secondary literature available by which to interpret Hooker…this work will prove to be a helpful reference point for new and continuing students of the ideas of Richard Hooker.
Fairacres Chronicle, Vol. 47 No. 1, summer 2014 - Vincent Strudwick
This is a book of historical theology for which many of us have been waiting; for it both a model of meticulous academic research, and, through its structure, language and style, enlightening to the non-specialist reader…
Church Times - The reverend Professor Paul Avis
If we can read only one Anglican theologian, it should unquestionably be Richard Hooker... If we have time to read only one sensibly sized and reasonably priced book about Hooker's thought it should, in my view, be this one... Miller provides a clear and interesting exposition of Hooker's thought, organized by prominent themes and broken down by subheadings. He has absorbed hooker's writings, and is abreast of much recent secondary literature...
Journal of Anglican Studies, 2014 - W. Bradford Littlejohn
Miller's book constitutes an impressive attempt to synthesize Hooker's rich and expansive theological vision, and to put it into ecumenical conversation for the sake of today's theologians and church leaders. Were it to succeed in gaining wide use as a seminary textbook, the Anglican churches could not but profit thereby.
Journal of Theological Studies, Volume 65, No 2, October 2014 - Michael Brydon
... [Miller] proves his case that Hooker has much to teach us today. Hooker challenges a relativistic approach, relates theology and spirituality, certainly challenges the church to recover confidence in its worship, and shows how to conduct a religious controversy! Miller wryly comments that the name Hooker is more honoured than read; let us hope that this book is read.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780227174005
Publisher:
Clarke, James Company, Limited
Publication date:
07/25/2013
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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