Richard Hooker on Justification

January 10, 2011

Re-reading Hooker on justification. This snippet is deservedly famous:

The righteousnes wherewith we shalbe clothed in the world to comme, is both perfecte and inherente: that whereby here we are justefied is perfecte but not inherente, that whereby we are sanctified, inherent but not perfecte. This openeth a way to the plaine understandinge of that graund question, which hangeth yet in controversie betwene us and the churche of Rome, aboute the matter of justefying righteousness.

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