The Devil Behind the Surplice: Matthias Flacius and John Hooper on Adiaphora

The Devil Behind the Surplice: Matthias Flacius and John Hooper on Adiaphora

by Wade Johnston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532617720
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 1,023,209
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Wade Johnston serves as assistant professor of theology at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before that, he served ten years as a parish pastor in Michigan. He is also the author of An Uncompromising Gospel: Lutheranism's First Identity Crisis and Lessons for Today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations and Translations x

Introduction xi

Part 1 Matthias Flacius and the Adiaphoristic Controversy

1 The Path to the Adiaphoristic Controversy 3

1.1 Luther's Theology of the Two Kingdoms 3

1.2 The Schmaikaldic League and the Outbreak of the Controversy 11

1.3 Flacius' Life up to the Controversy 19

2 Flacius' Case against the Interims 27

2.1 The Background and Nature of Flacius' Writings 27

2.2 Flacius' Use of Examples from Scripture and Ecclesiastical History 32

2.3 The Apocalypse and the End of Luther's Reformation in Germany 41

2.4 The Church as Remnant 49

2.5 Confession, Martyrdom, and the Theology of the Cross 55

2.6 An Outsider on Outsiders 62

2.7 The Magdeburg Confession and the Formula of Concord 68

3 Concluding Thoughts on Part One 79

Part 2 John Hooper and the Vestment Controversy

4 The Path to the Vestment Controversy 87

4.1 Wittenberg and Henry VIII: Doors Open 87

4.2 Wittenberg and Henry VIII: Doors Close 94

4.3 Hooper's Life up to the Controversy 96

4.4 Zurich's Theological Imprint upon Hooper 101

4.5 Edward VI and His Reform 107

4.6 The Vestment Controversy 114

5 Hooper's Case against the Vestments 121

5.1 The Background and Nature of Hooper's Sermons on Jonah 121

5.2 The Apostolic and Primitive 124

5.3 The Old Testament 133

5.4 Church, State, and Obedience 140

5.5 Affliction and the Cross 147

5.6 Bishop Hooper's "Notes" to the King's Council 150

6 Conclusion: Comparisons and Contrasts 160

Bibliography 171

Index 179

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