Richard Hooker | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Hooker.
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SOURCE: Neelands, W. David. “Hooker on Scripture, Reason, and ‘Tradition.’” In Richard Hooker and the Construction of Christian Community, edited by Arthur Stephen McGrade, pp. 75-94. Tempe, Ariz.: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997.

In the following essay, Neelands examines the commonly held belief that Hooker originated the concept of “the triple authority of Scripture, reason, and tradition.”

It is a commonplace of Anglican self-understanding to refer to the triple authority of Scripture, reason, and tradition. For at least one hundred years, Richard Hooker has been identified as a principal and original source of this position.1 The purpose of this paper is to suggest first that Anglican theology could benefit from considering Hooker's account of the interrelationship of the first two elements of this triad,2 Scripture and reason, since there has been no single definitive Anglican account of how these principles are related to each other, leaving the suggestion that...

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