Natural Law in Europe and America (1600- )

“Natural Law in Europe and America (1600- ),” in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2022)

CSLR Research Paper No. 19.2022-AFF

4 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2022

Date Written: 2022

Abstract

This brief articles summarizes Catholic, Protestant, and Liberal teachings on natural law from 1600 until today. While natural law theory is often criticized historically and today, it remains a foundational principle of the Western legal tradition.

Keywords: Law, religion, Law and religion, natural law, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Enlightenment Liberalism

Suggested Citation

Witte, John, Natural Law in Europe and America (1600- ) (2022). “Natural Law in Europe and America (1600- ),” in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2022), CSLR Research Paper No. 19.2022-AFF, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4133873 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4133873

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