1632 Anglican Richard Hooker Laws Ecclesiastical Polity Church of England RARE

HOOKER, Richard

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Richard Hooker, a 16th-century English priest, was one of the most prominent and influential theologians that Anglicanism has seen.

“Hooker remains one of the greatest theologians that the English Church has ever possessed; and he conveyed his beliefs in a masterly English prose.”

– F.L. Cross: Oxford Dict. of the Christian Church

 

In fact, theological reforms would eventually come to be called ‘Anglicanism,’ a term that was not used during his lifetime. He is remembered today for opposing the Puritan extremism, which is evidenced in his two major works – ‘Learned Discourse of Justification’ and ‘Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie.’

 

‘Ecclesiastical Politie’ is Hooker’s best work and is simply a response to Thomas Cartwright’s principles of Puritanism. It deals with instructions on how to govern churches and is, according to Duncan Forrester, “the first great work of philosophy and theology to be written in English”. This 16th edition includes several smaller works as well, including sermons on the Epistle of Jude.

 

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1632 Anglican Richard Hooker Laws Ecclesiastical Polity Church of England RARE

 

Richard Hooker, a 16th-century English priest, was one of the most prominent and influential theologians that Anglicanism has seen.

“Hooker remains one of the greatest theologians that the English Church has ever possessed; and he conveyed his beliefs in a masterly English prose.”

– F.L. Cross: Oxford Dict. of the Christian Church

 

In fact, theological reforms would eventually come to be called ‘Anglicanism,’ a term that was not used during his lifetime. He is remembered today for opposing the Puritan extremism, which is evidenced in his two major works – ‘Learned Discourse of Justification’ and ‘Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie.’

 

‘Ecclesiastical Politie’ is Hooker’s best work and is simply a response to Thomas Cartwright’s principles of Puritanism. It deals with instructions on how to govern churches and is, according to Duncan Forrester, “the first great work of philosophy and theology to be written in English”. This 16th edition includes several smaller works as well, including sermons on the Epistle of Jude.

 

Item number: #16842

Price: $950

 

HOOKER, Richard

 

Of the lawes of ecclesiastical politie

 

London Printed by W. Stansbye, [1632-36].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [60], 453; [3], 453-583, [1]
    • ‘Two Sermons’ – separate title page dated 1636.
  • Provenance:
    • Armorial Bookplate / Handwritten – The Revd. Thos: Russell, A.M. of Balliol Coll: Oxon. [1734]
      • Motto: NEMO CLARUS NISI QUI BONUS
    • Handwritten – Horwood
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~11in X 7.5in (27.5cm x 19cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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16842

Categories

Philosophy

Religion

Authors

HOOKER, Richard

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete