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Biblical Natural LawA Theocentric and Teleological Approach$
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Matthew Levering

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199535293

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.001.0001

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(p.224) Conclusion
Biblical Natural Law

Matthew Levering (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This final chapter draws together the arguments presented in the book and makes some conclusions. Through exegesis of biblical texts and through philosophical and theological discussion, the chapters of the book have defended a theocentric, teleological natural law whose lineaments are revealed in the Decalogue and which conforms to the graced life's pattern of ecstasis. All human beings know natural law experientially, clouded though this knowledge is by human fallenness, and so philosophers (paradigmatically Cicero) have been able to develop natural law doctrine without the aid of biblical revelation. The book has argued that biblical revelation enriches the intelligibility and persuasiveness of natural law doctrine, and especially that a rejection of biblical faith inclines one toward rejection of any fruitful sense of ‘natural law’.

Keywords:   ecstasies, biblical texts, human fallenness, natural law, Cicero, biblical revelation

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