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Richard Hooker

The Architecture of Participation

Richard Hooker

The Architecture of Participation

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567685070
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 12/12/2019
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Richard Hooker's Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity has long been acknowledged as an influential philosophical, theological and literary text. While scholars have commonly noted the presence of participatory language in selected passages of Hooker's Laws, Paul Anthony Dominiak is the first to trace how participation lends a sense of system and coherency across the whole work. Dominiak analyses how Hooker uses an architectural framework of 'participation in God' to build a cohesive vision of the Elizabethan Church as the most fitting way to reconcile and lead English believers to the shared participation of God. First exploring Hooker's metaphysical architecture of participation in his accounts of law and the sacraments, Dominiak then traces how this architecture structures cognitive participation in God, as well as Hooker's political vision of the Church and Commonwealth. The volume culminates with a summary of how Hooker provides a salutary resource for modern ecumenical dialogue and contemporary political retrievals of participation.

Revered Dr. Paul Anthony Dominiak (University of Cambridge, UK)

Paul Anthony Dominiak is Vice Principal of Westcott House and an Affiliated Lecturer in the University of Cambridge, UK

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