Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

A Critical Edition with Modern Spelling
 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 17. Oktober 2013
 
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  • 1130 Seiten
978-0-19-960495-1 (ISBN)
 
Presented in modern english for the first time, this is an accessible language edition of Richard Hooker's Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, the major prose work of the English 16th century. Hooker's monumental work was the first substantial contribution to theology, philosophy, and political thought written in English. It is important for the language and thought of all three fields and is a founding text of Anglophone cultural identity, in particular
the self-understanding of the Church of England and its descendants in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Its great human interest lies in its author's personal engagement with the most divisive religious and political issues of his day. But the depth of Hooker's treatment of these issues and the extraordinary
range of sources he brings to bear on them makes the Laws a book not only for its own age but for any time when human reason and the human spirit seek coherence. Its style is magnificent, a prototype for later works of English prose writing by the likes of Gibbon, Burke, and Ruskin.

This edition includes a detailed introduction explaining the turbulent times in which Hooker came to write the laws and who he wrote them for. Arthur Stephen McGrade provides a tour of each of the eight books of the laws, examines their reception, and considers their legacy today.To assist the reader in navigating the text, a chronology of Hooker's life and times is also provides, along with a glossary, and a guide to the sources and persons Hooker mentions. Extensive indexes are
provided.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 241 mm
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  • Breite: 168 mm
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  • Dicke: 114 mm
  • 2427 gr
978-0-19-960495-1 (9780199604951)

VOLUME 1; OF THE LAWS OF ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY; VOLUME 2; OF THE LAWS OF ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY; VOLUME 3; OF THE LAWS OF ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY; ENDMATTER
For the present excellent edition, I can imagine no one better qualified than Steve McGrade to introduce this great work of English prose to a new generation of readers, and I congratulate Oxford University Press for taking it on and for producing three such elegant and legible volumes ... Every library interested in English literature, philosophy, theology, and the European Reformation should acquire it forthwith. * Brian Vickers, Review of English Studies * This is a very useful ... edition of this major work, attractive and easy to use while still suitable for most scholarly purposes * Nigel Voak, Journal of Ecclesiastical History * Hooker fans everywhere should be delighted by what will now surely become the standard critical edition of a breathtaking work of Anglican erudition and argument. * Lee Gatiss, Churchman * McGrade's modern edition of the Laws will serve both academics and popular readers well * Paul Dominiak, Anglican Theological *

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