Hooker, Richard (15541600)

Hooker, Richard, English Church theologian and ecclesiastical writer, born in Exeter; famous as the author of “Ecclesiastical Polity,” in defence of the Church against the Puritans, characterised by Stopford Brooke as “a stately work, and the first monument of splendid literary prose that we possess”; of this work Pope Clement VIII. said, “There are such seeds of eternity in it as will continue till the last fire shall devour all learning”; the author is distinguished by the surname of “The Judicious” for his calm wisdom; he was not judicious, it would seem, in the choice of a wife, who was a shrew and a scold (15541600).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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