By W. Bradford Littlejohn

How do Christians ensure while to obey God whether that suggests disobeying folks? during this ebook W. Bradford Littlejohn addresses that question as he unpacks the magisterial political-theological paintings of Richard Hooker, a number one determine within the sixteenth-century English Reformation.

Littlejohn indicates how Martin Luther and different Reformers thought of Christian liberty to be suitable with significant civil authority over the church, yet he additionally analyzes the ambiguities and tensions of that dating and the way it helped galvanize the Puritan stream. the guts of the e-book examines how, based on Richard Hooker, yes kinds of Puritan legalism posed a miles higher danger to Christian liberty than did meddling monarchs. In expounding Hooker's outstanding try to supply a balanced synthesis of liberty and authority in church, kingdom, and judgment of right and wrong, Littlejohn attracts out pertinent implications for Christian liberty and politics today.

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