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The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty: Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology

The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty: Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology

by W Bradford Littlejohn

How do Christians determine when to obey God even if that means disobeying other people? In this book W. Bradford Littlejohn addresses that question as he unpacks the magisterial political-theological work of Richard Hooker, a leading figure in the sixteenth-century English Reformation. Littlejohn shows how Martin Luther and other Reformers considered Christ… Read more…

Richard Hooker

Richard Hooker

by W Bradford Littlejohn

Although by common consent the greatest theologian of the Anglican tradition, Richard Hooker is little known in Protestant circles more generally, and increasingly neglected within the Anglican Communion. Although scholarship on Hooker has witnessed a dramatic renaissance within the last generation, thus far this has tended to make Hooker less, not more acce… Read more…

Mystical Presence

Mystical Presence

by W Bradford Littlejohn, John Williamson Nevin and Linden J DeBie

The Mystical Presence (1846), John Williamson Nevin's magnum opus, was an attempt to combat the sectarianism and subjectivism of nineteenth-century American religion by recovering the robust sacramental and incarnational theology of the Protestant Reformation, enriched with the categories of German idealism. In it, he makes the historical case for the sp… Read more…

Mercersburg Theology and the Quest for Reformed Catholicity

Mercersburg Theology and the Quest for Reformed Catholicity

by W Bradford Littlejohn

In the mid nineteenth century, Reformed churchmen John Nevin and Philip Schaff launched a fierce attack on the reigning subjectivist and rationalist Protestantism of their day, giving birth to what is known as the "Mercersburg Theology." Their attempt to recover a high doctrine of the sacraments and the visible Church, among other things, led them into bitte… Read more…