Historically, the tap root of Anglican values was a measured protestant carefulness in the use of Scripture. Richard Hooker, the first codifer, and to a great extent the founding father of Anglicanism, wrote: "We must take great heed, lest in attributing to Scripture more that it can have, the incredibility of that do cause even those things which indeed it hath most abundantly to be less reverently esteemed. I therefore leave it to themselves to consider whether they have in this point overshot themselves."
Hooker's English has toughness and difficulty. To some bishops this passage may be all Greek. But is it possible that to Bishop Chukwuma the Greek in which his own sacred Scriptures are written is as impenetrable as Hooker's English?
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