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Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology: A Study of Reason, Will, and Grace

Nigel Voak


For many years, Richard Hooker (1554–1600) has traditionally been seen as the first systematic defender of Anglicanism, setting out in Elizabeth I’s reign the English Church’s position as a via media between Roman Catholicism and Reformed Protestantism. In the last twenty years, however, the old consensus has crumbled and revisionists have argued with increasing strength that Hooker should be viewed as a thoroughly Reformed theologian – a defender of the Elizabethan Reformed consensus against radicals like the puritans. Dr Voak takes issue with this interpretation, arguing that although Hooker ... More

Keywords: Anglicanism, Calvinism, free will, grace, justification, merit, original sin, Reformed, religious anthropology, religious authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199260393
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199260397.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Voak, author
Researcher, based in London