Battling the “Quest for an Illusory Certainty”: “Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work” by W. Bradford Littlejohn

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

The book is therefore a plea to reclaim large fields of legitimate disagreement and uncertainty from the insistence that every issue must be resolved by appeal to Scripture.
Richard Hooker (1553–1600) is known today primarily as the author of the work unpromisingly titled Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, and is often thought of as the father of Anglicanism, forging a middle way between the Reformers and Rome. Convinced that the church today has much to learn from the judicious Hooker, Brad Littlejohn aims to introduce the man and his work to modern audiences, an important part of which includes situating him accurately in his historical context and dispelling the myths that have accumulated around him. <span class="...

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