VIDEO: Richard Hooker Modernized


In this video, Pastor Ben Miller interviews Brad Littlejohn and Brad Belschner about their project to modernize/translate the work of Richard Hooker into modern English. Why does someone who wrote in English need translating? And why are his thoughts still of immense value today?

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 Discussion Points

00:35: Why does Hooker need modernizing?

1:45: The odd beauty of Hooker’s style

2:15: The birth of the project

3:00: How we carried out the project

3:50: About the first volume, Radicalism

4:25: Comparative reading: passage from the original

5:20: Comparative reading: passage from the modernization

6:00: How is this project of value for modern Christians?

7:15: What we can learn from Hooker’s defense of the status quo?