The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty

Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology

Author: W. Bradford Littlejohn

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467447021

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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How do Christians determine when to obey God even if that means disobeying other people? In this book W. Bradford Littlejohn addresses that question as he unpacks the magisterial political-theological work of Richard Hooker, a leading figure in the sixteenth-century English Reformation. Littlejohn shows how Martin Luther and other Reformers considered Christian liberty to be compatible with considerable civil authority over the church, but he also analyzes the ambiguities and tensions of that relationship and how it helped provoke the Puritan movement. The heart of the book examines how, according to Richard Hooker, certain forms of Puritan legalism posed a much greater threat to Christian liberty than did meddling monarchs. In expounding Hooker's remarkable attempt to offer a balanced synthesis of liberty and authority in church, state, and conscience, Littlejohn draws out pertinent implications for Christian liberty and politics today.
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Calvin and the Resignification of the World

Creation, Incarnation, and the Problem of Political Theology in the 1559 ‘Institutes'

Author: Michelle Chaplin Sanchez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108473040

Category: History

Page: 338

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Provides the first extended study of Calvin's 1559 Institutio in conversation with critical theorists of religion, modernity, sovereignty, and political theology.
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Richard Hooker and Reformed Orthodoxy

Author: Scott N. Kindred-Barnes,W. Bradford Littlejohn

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647552070

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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For more than forty years now there has been a steady stream of interest in Richard Hooker. This renaissance in Hooker Studies began with the publication of the Folger Library Edition of the Works of Richard Hooker. With this renaissance has come a growing recognition that it is anachronistic to classify Hooker simply as an Anglican thinker, but as yet, no generally agreed-upon alternative label, or context for his thought, has replaced this older conception; in particular, the question of Hooker’s Reformed identity remains hotly contested. Given the relatively limited engagement of Hooker scholarship with other branches of Reformation and early modern scholarship to date, there is a growing recognition that Hooker must be evaluated not only against the context of English puritanism and conformism but also in light of his broad international Reformed context. At the same time, it has become clear that, if this is so, scholars of continental Reformed orthodoxy must take stock of Hooker’s work as one of the landmark theological achievements of the era.This volume aims to facilitate this long-needed conversation, bringing together a wide range of scholars to consider Richard Hooker’s theology within the full context of late 16th- and early 17th-century Reformed orthodoxy, both in England and on the Continent. The essays seek to bring Hooker into conversation not merely with contemporaries familiar to Hooker scholarship, such as William Perkins, but also with such contemporaries as Jerome Zanchi and Franciscus Junius, predecessors such as Heinrich Bullinger, and successors such as John Davenant, John Owen, and Hugo Grotius. In considering how these successors of Hooker identified themselves in relation to his theology, these essays will also shed light on how Hooker was perceived within 17th-century Reformed circles. The theological topics touched on in the course of these essays include such central issues as the doctrine of Scripture, predestination, Christology, soteriology, the sacraments, and law. It is hoped that these essays will continue to stimulate further research on these important questions among a wide community of scholars.
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Minutes

Author: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). General Assembly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Prophets & politics

a handbook on the Washington offices of the U.S. mainline churches

Author: Roy Howard Beck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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