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THE LAW ON OUR HEARTS: RICHARD HOOKER AND THOMAS AQUINAS

I. INTRODUCTION “The greatest amongst the School-divines.”[1] These are the words by which Richard Hooker, a sixteenth-century Anglican priest and theologian, expressed his admiration for S. Thomas Aquinas. Regarding Hooker’s admiration for S. Thomas, the Rev. Dr. David Neelands writes that while “Thomas is explicitly cited by Hooker … probably only about eight times in…

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