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Richard Hooker

Richard Hooker (March 1554 - November 3, 1600) was an Anglican theologian.

"On any list of great English theologians, the name of Richard Hooker would appear at or near the top. His masterpiece is The Laws Of Ecclesiastical Polity. Its philosophical base is Aristotelian, with a strong emphasis on natural law eternally planted by God in creation. On this foundation, all positive laws of Church and State are developed from Scriptural revelation, ancient tradition, reason, and experience." [1] (http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/64)

Also see http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/hooker.htm for an already-comprehensive treatment of his life and works.


Richard Hooker (February 1, 1924 - November 4, 1997) was an American writer. Born H. Richard Hornberger in Trenton, New Jersey, his most famous work was MASH, which served as the basis for a successful movie[?] and television series. He had been a physician for the United States Army during the Korean War, and used his experience at a mobile army surgical hospital[?] as background for his work.

Even after the success of his book, he remained a surgeon in Waterville, Maine until his retirement in 1988.



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