21 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: The Early Writings of John Hooper
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
The Early Writings of Bishop Hooper
Author: John Hooper
Editor: Samuel Carr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1843
John Hooper was an uncompromising Reformed figure in the English Reformation, eventually martyred under the reign of Mary in 1555. This volume contains many of his early writings, including sermons and official declarations. They highlight his work in reforming Parish ministry in his diocese, holding ministers accountable for biblical literacy and teaching.
John Hooper (ca. 1495–1555) was bishop of Gloucester and Worcester. He was influential in the vestments controversy, only relenting from his critical view of the new Ordinal after weeks of imprisonment. He observed a vow of poverty, resigning the profits of his see to the crown, and was a strong proponent of social justice. Hooper also endeavored to spread Calvinist theology across England, and was burnt at the stake upon the reinstatement of heresy acts under Mary I. His writings greatly influenced the Puritans that would follow him in the reign of Elizabeth.