Monday, November 3, 2008

Anglican Hero

Bosco Peters offers a fine tribute to Richard Hooker (3 November). I agree with Bosco: Hooker is the man for the hour. Especially this hour when, surprisingly or not, a via media is still required between the 'puritanism' of (e.g.) Sydney - see its recent decision to endorse (though not implement) lay presidency and support implementation of diaconal presidency) - and the attractions of Roman Catholicism (which has a lot going for it but still has commitments to teaching difficult to swallow).

Among Hooker's great characteristics is the sheer intelligence of the man; another is the wisdom associated with that intelligence.

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