Lent Madness: Theresa of Avila vs. Richard Hooker

This is definitely one of the more intriguing match-ups of the Round of the Saintly Sixteen. Beloved Spanish mystic vs. the architect of Anglicanism’s Three-Legged Stool of Scripture, Tradition, and Reason. Dramatic visions vs. theological brilliance. Carmelite Nun vs. Anglican Priest. 

But first, an update. John Chrysostom and Isaac Watts had to go to overtime before John pulled out a single-vote victory. Thrilling Lent Madness action! Here’s the latest tournament bracket: Lent Madness 2010

Since I shared mostly biographical data in Round One, I’ve decided to add a “Quote- Off” to this round rather than repeat myself. So here goes: 

Richard Hooker: “Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.” 

 

Carmelized Nunions?

Theresa of Avila: “Let nothing disturb thee; let nothing dismay thee; all things pass; God never changes. Patience attains all that it strives for. He who has God finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.” 

RH: “So our own words also when wee extoll the complete sufficiencie of the whole entire bodie of the scripture, must in like sorte be understoode with this caution, that the benefite of natures light be not thought excluded as unnecessarie, because the necessitie of a diviner light is magnifyed.” 

TA: “There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.” 

Okay, so Hooker’s difficult to read. And Theresa is sometimes spelled “Teresa.” 

VOTE! 



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