By W.J. Torrance Kirby

This ebook explores key points of Richard Hooker's philosophical and theological discourse within the context of currents of suggestion established within the 'Magisterial Reformation' of the 16th century. Hooker's remedy of typical legislations, his dependence upon the philosophical discourse and conventional cosmology of Christian Neoplatonism, and his attract the authority of patristic assets, are all heavily tested. hard the obtained 'exceptionalist' version of a lot of the twentieth-century interpretation of Hooker, specifically the concept that of his meant defence of the English Reformation as remarkable a 'via media' among Rome and mainstream Protestant reform, W.J. Torrance Kirby argues that Hooker adheres to ideas of 'magisterial' reform whereas development upon the assumptions of a distinctively Protestant model of Platonism.

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