22 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: Later writings of Bishop John Hooper
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
The Later Writings of Bishop Hooper, together with His Letters and Other Pieces
Author: John Hooper
Editor: Charles Nevinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1852
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 later writings that influenced the Puritans that would come after him during Elizabeth’s reign. Influenced by the writings of Calvin, they reflect his unbending commitment to Reformation doctrines. Also included are his letters and other intimate pieces.
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 a Calvinistic 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.