Are there universally knowable moral laws?
In recent decades, theologians, philosophers, and political theorists have all been rediscovering the classical doctrines of “natural law”—the conviction that underlying any just political order are fundamental norms, accessible at least in part to human reason, about the nature and purpose of humanity and the right way to order our lives together. Thus far, this resurgence of interest has often focused on the thought of Thomas Aquinas or modern-day Catholic thinkers. But the natural law tradition spans the gap between Protestant and Catholic and has been alive and well for most of the time between Aquinas and the present. In this special weekend seminar offered in conjunction with The Davenant Institute, students in the Carolinas will be invited to dig deep into the natural law theories of Thomas Aquinas, Anglican theologian Richard Hooker, and American founder James Wilson, and debate their continuing relevance today.
The event runs from 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday October 22nd. Meals and lodging provided. Held at Davenant House, Landrum, SC, and led by Dr. Nicholas Higgins (North Greenville University) and Dr. Brad Littlejohn (The Davenant Institute).