Natural Law and the Order of Charity
If natural law is natural, how and why should one speak of it in the context of biblical revelation and the grace of the Holy Spirit? What is the relationship of natural law and supernatural charity? This chapter begins by probing modern assumptions about the relationship of love and law, which tend to be viewed as ultimately incompatible. Drawing upon the theology of Thomas Aquinas, it argues that the recovery of natural law which the chapter is urging enhances rather than constricts the human person's ability to give himself or herself in love. It explains more fully the consequences of the understanding of a God-centered and teleological natural law grounded in created receptivity.
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