Puritan Board Freshman
Far from being a conduit of the Classical or Thomistic view of the lex naturalis Calvin made a very sophisticated revision of the concept of natural law by removing it from the Stoic and Thomistic corpus of “self-evident” truths and identifying it with the content of the Law revealed in the Garden and at Sinai and in the Sermon on the Mount…
Now recall VanDrunen:
I believe that my project, in many significant ways, stands in continuity with the perennially important natural law theory of Thomas Aquinas… natural law pertains to all things to which human beings are inclined by nature. Though again I develop these matters differently, the idea of natural law in terms of moral order rather than discrete rules is also important to the theology of natural law for which I argue in subsequent chapters.
VanDrunen’s multi-volume excursion into natural law is a rejection of reformed theology’s “very sophisticated revision of the concept of natural law.”
God the Benevolent Scientist | Reformed Libertarian