Richard Hooker and Anglican Moral Theology

Hardcover | March 1, 2012

byA. J. Joyce

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Richard Hooker (1554-1600) is often credited with being the founding father of Anglican moral theology. This book is the first major study to examine in depth the extent to which this claim is justified, and to evaluate the nature of Hooker's contribution to this aspect of Anglican tradition. The study roots Hooker firmly within his own historical context and considers his text principally on its own terms; thus it avoids many of the problems that have bedevilled modern Hooker scholarship, particularly where attempts have been made to 'claim' him for one particular theological traditionover another, or to approach his work primarily with an eye to its continued relevance to contemporary debate within Anglicanism, both of which can lead to significant distortions in the way in which Hooker is read and interpreted. What emerges amounts to a significant re-evaluation of much of theconventional wisdom about Hooker's place within Anglicanism, as well as a range of original insights into the nature, content, and style of his work and its wider significance.

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Richard Hooker (1554-1600) is often credited with being the founding father of Anglican moral theology. This book is the first major study to examine in depth the extent to which this claim is justified, and to evaluate the nature of Hooker's contribution to this aspect of Anglican tradition. The study roots Hooker firmly within his o...

A. J. Joyce is former Lecturer in Christian Ethics and Anglicanism at The Queen's Foundation (formerly Queen's College), Birmingham and Vicar of Edgbaston Old Church and an Honorary Canon of Birmingham Cathedral.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199216169

ISBN - 13:9780199216161

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Table of Contents

I: Orientation1. Anglicanism, Moral Theology, and the Misappropriation of Richard Hooker2. Hooker in Historical Context3. Reading Hooker: Rhetoric, Irony, and WitII: Richard Hooker and Anglican Moral Theology4. Hooker s Theological Anthropology5. Hooker on the Nature and Authority of Scripture6. Hooker and the Moral Life7. Moral Principles and Pastoral Practice8. Hooker s Thinking in Practice: Holy MatrimonyConclusion: Anglican Moral Theology: Hooker and Beyond