Date:
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
Times:
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location:
Undercroft

The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (in Modern English)
About the Book

You are invited to attend an event honoring the launch of a new modern language translation of Anglican giant Richard Hooker’s major work, making his much-needed wisdom available to a whole new generation.

Richard Hooker was undoubtedly Anglicanism’s greatest theologian, but is now largely forgotten. Yet his voice is vital to rediscover for our militantly-divided, identity-obsessed times. Hooker wrote during an age of equally intense controversy, a leading architect of what became the Anglican theological tradition—reformed, ecumenical, peacemaking, rooted in scripture, reason, and history.

Light refreshments and worship will be followed by a talk from editor Bradford Littlejohn entitled, “Reformed and Catholic? Searching for Identity in a Rootless Church,” showing how Hooker’s wisdom speaks powerfully to our contemporary context, followed by Q&A.

“When we cannot recall lessons learned in the past, we inevitably act like fools.” Rev. Dr. James Salladin, Rector Emmanuel Church, NYC

Editor Bradford Littlejohn (Ph.D, University of Edinburgh), is the President of the Davenant Institute and a leading scholar of Richard Hooker’s thought, having authored Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work (Cascade, 2015), and The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty: Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology (Eerdmans, 2017).