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Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Matthew Levering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book serves as an introduction to natural law theory. The Introduction proposes that natural law theory makes most sense in light of an understanding of a loving Creator. The first chapter then ... More


Natural Law and the Order of Charity

Matthew Levering

in Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

If natural law is natural, how and why should one speak of it in the context of biblical revelation and the grace of the Holy Spirit? What is the relationship of natural law and supernatural charity? ... More


Anthropocentric Natural Law

Matthew Levering

in Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter surveys how modern thinkers, bracketing biblical resources, have sought to account for natural law in terms of the resources internal to the human person. After discussion of ... More


Aquinas and God: The Question of Natural Kinds

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the question about the relation of the existence of God to a consistent account of natural law theory, particularly in the writings of Thomas Aquinas. The confusion about this ... More


Agent Centeredness and Natural Law: Perfectionism, Immanence, and Transcendence

Douglas B. Rasmussen and Douglas J. Den Uyl

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

If an agent-centered ethics is one tied to human nature in a way such that (a) the individual has inherent tendencies towards fulfilling natural potentialities and (b) the completion of that process ... More


Christians and Natural Law

Matthew Levering

in Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706601
eISBN:
9780191778469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706601.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Judaism

This chapter begins by noting the standard debates regarding the topic of natural law. Theologians worry that natural law discourse displaces Jesus and the particularity of Christian ethics. I take ... More


Response to David Novak’s “Natural Law and Judaism”

Matthew Levering

in Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706601
eISBN:
9780191778469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706601.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Judaism

Responding to Chapter 1, this chapter takes up the concern that a particular religious tradition may have a totalizing view of natural law, by connecting it too closely with its own religious ... More


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