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Reformers in the WingsFrom Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza$
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David C. Steinmetz

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130485

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195130480.001.0001

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John Hooper (1495–1555)

John Hooper (1495–1555)

The Birth of the Puritan Spirit

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(p.100) 13 John Hooper (1495–1555)
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Reformers in the Wings
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DOI:10.1093/0195130480.003.0014

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

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