A Companion to Richard Hooker (Brill's Companions to the by Torrance Kirby, Rowan Williams

By Torrance Kirby, Rowan Williams

Richard Hooker used to be a realized philosophical theologian and engaged polemicist of the later 16th century who defined and defended the Elizabethan spiritual and political payment.

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One such characteristic in particular focuses on Hooker’s tendency to give greater attention to historical context than do his opponents or earlier apologists. McGrade also compares Hooker’s use of patristic and medieval sources with the use of similar material by major continental Reformation and CounterReformation authors. The Elizabethan period was marked by heated theological exchanges as writers sought to ridicule, discredit, or vilify their opponents. Much was at stake: the religious identity of England, its international allegiances, and the character of the established Church of England.

Wall, ‘Hooker’s ‘Faire Speech’: Rhetorical Strategies in the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity,’ in Donald S. , This Sacred History: Anglican Reflections, for John Booty (Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1990), 125–43. William J. Bouwsma locates Hooker in relation to a perennial tension in western cultural history between tendencies which can usefully be identified with ‘philosophy’ and ‘rhetoric’. Bouwsma’s nomination of Hooker as an example of theologia rhetorica emphasizes that the controversial Anglican via media must be understood as a via, a ‘way’ among powerful and competing alternatives, a path on which ‘strenuous exertion, adaptation, and improvisation’ are constantly required, not as the one right place to be for all eternity.

Two sermons on the epistle of Jude20 survive from Hooker’s Oxford years, and a Latin letter to Rainolds21 may also come from this period. All three compositions express anguish and trepidation at Roman Catholic attacks on the English church, especially those made by Englishmen themselves. Meanwhile, Hooker’s father, who was captured by rebels while in the service of Sir Peter Carew in Ireland, had died by 1582. 23 On 16 October 1584 Hooker was presented with the living of St. Mary’s in Drayton Beauchamp in Buckinghamshire, but there is no evidence that he was ever in residence at this parish.

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