Language: English . Brand New Book. Finally filling the gap between specialist volumes and companion texts , Charles Miller s rigorous and well written exploration of the works and theology of Richard Hooker is a comprehensive and critical testament to one of the most important founders of Anglican thought. Miller introduces the main theological topics in Hooker s writings and identifies his distinctive contribution to the emergence of Anglicanism via discussion of such themes as Hooker s conception of God, of Mankind and of the place of Scripture in the Church. These discussions are deeply founded on Hooker s own works and Miller makes good use of the yet un-translated work L Anglicanisme de Richard Hooker by Olivier Loyer, which has not been frequently cited in English language scholarship until now. Richard Hooker and the Vision of God is a groundbreaking new text that serves as both an introduction to, and substantive analysis of, this hugely influential sixteenth-century theologian. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Charles Miller's rigorous and sensitive examination of Richard Hooker's theology makes a valuable addition to the field of study of the cleric, one of the founding theologians of modern Anglicanism. Miller examines Hooker's works in detail, leading the reader through different facets of his vision of God: creation, Scripture, the sacraments, and practices of Christian devotion. Hooker's theology challenges an increasingly time-bound, relativistic approach to doctrine and truth; his sources were as wide, as ancient, and as modern as Hooker could make them. Miller's thoughtful analysis is informed throughout by an understanding of the context of Hooker's theological development against the backdrop of continental Calvinism and the remnants of Roman Catholicism in England. The growth of interest in Hooker among specialists has been accompanied by an abandonment of the serious study of Hooker's thought among theological students, clergy and theologians. Miller's work addresses this lack; Hooker's insights must not be forgotten in the daily distribution of theological food to Christian people. A study which attunes readers to Hooker's particular theological 'voice' and teaches its value both in his own context and as a present-day interlocutor, this volume will be of great interest to Christians and theological students alike. Charles Miller is an Anglican priest who has taught theology, Anglican studies and spirituality in seminaries and universities in the United States and the UK. His books include: 'Toward A Fuller Vision: Orthodoxy and the Anglican Experience', 'Praying the Eucharist: Reflections on the Eucharistic Experience of God', and 'For the Gift of the World: An Introduction to the Theology of Dumitru Staniloae'. Since 2006 he has been Team Rector of Abingdon and Vicar of St Helen's Church in the Diocese of Oxford. 'Charles Miller has produced an amazingly comprehensive volume, covering a vast number of subjects and treating them with mature scholarship and erudition. He draws new attention to classical understandings of Anglican theology, formulated many years ago by More and Cross and subsequently embellished by Olivier Loyer and others. The next generation of Hooker scholarship will needs make frequent and grateful reference to the seventeen chapters of Miller's far-ranging volume.' J. Robert Wright, The General Theological Seminary, New York City.
Charles Miller presents what is essentially a more systematic and concise exposition of Hooker s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity than the author himself ever managed. [...] [Hooker s] own thought, substantial yet undogmatic, should be better known by Anglican clergy and ordinands. His teaching on the need to deploy reason in exposition of Scripture remains especially pertinent. Because Hooker wrote in paragraphs, not sentences, Miller s guide, although descriptive, could spread understanding of his work effectively. --David Grumett, Times Literary Supplement, 25th October 2013
'[A] splendid monograph on the theology of Richard Hooker and its relevance to the origins of Anglicanism [?] This book is a veritable feast for the theologically hungry.' --Torrance Kirby, International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, Vol.13, No.4, 6th January 2014.
Miller works extensively with the most recent and most influential scholarship in the field of Hooker studies and manages to do so while also providing his own take on Hooker s theology as he describes it under each topic heading...Miller is to be commended for his clear and succinct summarises of both Hooker s own writing and also of the secondary literature available by which to interpret Hooker...this work will prove to be a helpful reference point for new and continuing students of the ideas of Richard Hooker. --Dustin Resch, Briercrest College and Seminary, Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol 21, Issue 2, (March, 2014)
Miller packs plenty of scholarship, both new and old, into the book while avoiding getting bogged down in academic disputes...This book is now the best advanced introduction to the subject. --Nigel Voak, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol 65, Issue 3, (July, 2014)
This is a book of historical theology for which many of us have been waiting; for it both a model of meticulous academic research, and, through its structure, language and style, enlightening to the non-specialist reader? --Vincent Strudwick, Fairacres Chronicle, Vol. 47 No. 1, summer 2014
"Miller's book constitutes an impressive attempt to synthesize Hooker's rich and expansive theological vision, and to put it into ecumenical conversation for the sake of today's theologians and church leaders. Were it to succeed in gaining wide use as a seminary textbook, the Anglican churches could not but profit thereby." --W. Bradford Littlejohn, Journal of Anglican Studies, 2014
... [Miller] proves his case that Hooker has much to teach us today. Hooker challenges a relativistic approach, relates theology and spirituality, certainly challenges the church to recover confidence in its worship, and shows how to conduct a religious controversy! Miller wryly comments that the name Hooker is more honoured than read; let us hope that this book is read. Miller has taken on a difficult task, to make Hooker comprehensible to modern audiences without being polemical or shortchanging his subject.[?] Miller has produced a patiently written , clear exposition of hooker's evolving thought. Frederick Quinn, Anglican and Episcopal History, March 2015 --Michael Brydon, Journal of Theological Studies, Volume 65, No 2, October 2014
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