Posts Tagged Dr. Roger Beckwith

Hooker and the Counter-Reformation Part One

The Real Teaching of Richard Hooker      Dr Roger Beckwith opened his essay entitled ‘The Real Teaching of Richard Hooker’ by saying:      Hooker was a second-generation Reformer. He did not have the task of distinguishing Anglican theology from that of Roman Catholics or Anabaptists. This had been done by the first-generation Reformers Cranmer and his colleagues, and their conclusions had been embodied in the Anglican formularies, especially the Thirty-nine Articles, from the teaching of which Hooker never strayed. Hooker’s task was the more sensitive one of defending Anglican theology against other Protestants, who wanted to alter it. His great book ‘The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity’ is this defence. He uses some new… Full Article

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The 2007 Protestant Reformation Conference

The 2007 Protestant Reformation Conference: August 28-30      The PRS met once again at Regents Park College, Oxford for their annual conference. The college is situated centrally in what must be one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The staff made all their guests most comfortable and the fellowship was deep and sweet indeed. As usual at such a conference, the conversations which took place quite equalled the lectures in benefit and depth. This year’s topic was ‘Secularism and the Christian Faith: A Study of the Growth of Secularism and its Consequences for the Church and Society’, not the easiest subject for the speakers.      Under the excellent Chairmanship of the Rev. B.G. Felce, the sessions commenced with the Rev…. Full Article

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