Hooker demolishes the Puritans

Still working slowly through Hookers defence of the Church of England of his time.  He is brilliant, exceptionally clever and articulate.  His standard question to his opponents is to ask for their scriptural proofs, and necessary consequences of the same, which they are almost always unable to provide.  Some of the alleged proofs are hilarious.  He worked from the writings of leading Puritans of the age, so knew what he was facing.

The issues he faced are still alive and kicking.  Very much so, in fact.  The modern church service is pretty much a Puritan-friendly thing, not excluding the CoE of today, which has surrendered to a Puritan way of ordering it services, even when it is liturgical.

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