Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law

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InterVarsity Press, Sep 20, 2009 - Religion - 252 pages
  • Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year
With uninterrupted clarity, frequent eloquence and occasional humor, J. Budziszewski presents and defends the natural law tradition in what is at once a primer for students and a vigorous argument for scholars. Written on the Heart expounds the work of the leading architects of theory on natural law, including Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and John Locke. It also takes up contemporary philosophy, theology and political science, colorfully running against the intimidating tide of advanced pluralism that finds natural law so difficult to tolerate. Throughout the volume, Budziszewski sure-footedly achieves his self-confessed aim of displaying the "subtlety, richness and intellectual surprise" of the natural law tradition.

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An excellent book on the workings of the inner heart and why we are without excuse before a just Judge. A specialized area of theology that may be useful in debating with secular world views. Not light reading. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

J. Budziszewski is professor in the departments of government and philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. His other books include The Revenge of Conscience, What We Can't Know, How to Stay Christian in College and Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students.

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