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John Hooper (1495–1555)

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings

Second edition

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130485
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130480.003.0014
 John Hooper (1495–1555)

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Had Bishop John Hooper been born in the seventeenth century, he would have been regarded as a Low Church Anglican of a rather Puritan disposition. In the emerging Church of England of the sixteenth century, he was deemed a strong supporter of the theology and practices of the Reformed churches on the continent. He was opposed to the wearing of clerical vestments, and he dismissed the notion of a legitimate place for adiaphora or “indifferent matters.” He was an effective bishop during the reign of Edward VI, but was later martyred by Queen Mary Tudor.

Keywords: adiaphora; Hooper; martyred; Puritan; vestments

Chapter.  2672 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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