Walton’s <i>Lives</i> of Hooker and Sanderson

Jessica Martin

in Walton’s Lives

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780198270157
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683930 | DOI:

Series: Walton’s Lives

Walton’s Lives of Hooker and Sanderson

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The Lives that Walton wrote of Hooker and Sanderson may be referred to as Walton's Restoration biographies since they both attempted to make sense of the events that initiated civil war and the Civil War itself. For this, this chapter adopts a point of view in which a happy outcome comes from the sad history attributed to the restored Church and monarchy in 1660. The Life of Herbert, which was published between Hooker and Sanderson, proves to be a different case since the political lesson it offers to the restored Church entails the nobility of the priesthood instead of referring directly to the causes of the war. It is important to note though, that Hooker and Sanderson adopted different measures in examining the divided nation, and how narratives about the events in 1660 are viewed to be an appropriate resolution to these conflicts.

Keywords: Hooker; Sanderson; 1660; restored Church; monarchy; Civil War

Chapter.  27825 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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