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Knowledge of the natural law in the theology of John Calvin and Thomas Aquinas

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This dissertation seeks to answer, by close reading of primary texts, the question of whether John Calvin and Thomas Aquinas share a common theory of natural law.

Calvin and Aquinas both use a common vocabulary of natural law inherited from antiquity. They both speak of a morally normative natural order, and appeal to nature as a morally evaluative standard when discussing practical questions. While they share a common vocabulary of natural law, however, it is not clear whether th...

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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
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Mansfield, A
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1793209
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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