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Richard Hooker and Anglican Moral Theology

A.J. Joyce


The Elizabethan Anglican divine Richard Hooker (1554–1600) is often credited with being the founding father of Anglican moral theology. This book is the first major study to examine in depth the extent to which this claim is justified, and to evaluate the nature of Hooker's contribution to this aspect of Anglican tradition. The study locates Hooker firmly within his historical context and considers his text principally on its own terms; thus it avoids some of the problems that have bedevilled modern Hooker scholarship, when attempts have been made to ‘claim’ him for one particular theological ... More

Keywords: Hooker, moral theology, Anglican, Anglicanism, Elizabethan, tradition, morality, soteriology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199216161
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A.J. Joyce, author
Former lecturer in Christian Ethics and Anglicanism at The Queen's Foundation (formerly Queen's College), Birmingham; Vicar of Edgbaston Old Church and an Honorary Canon of Birmingham Cathedral