Christianity and World Order

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580095
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729416 | DOI:
Christianity and World Order

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Reflections of E. R. Norman's Reith Lectures, Christianity and the World Order, this chapter is a further reflection on the way human action is significant in the building up of the heavenly kingdom. It identifies a number of home truths in Norman's appraisal of Christian church people's attitudes as unspiritual, politicized, and detached from truths of Christian faith; and a number of half-truths in his grasp of Christian teaching, especially about human nature, human goods and natural law, Catholic social teaching, divine commandments, and faith and works in this world and in eternity.

Keywords: E. R. Norman; heavenly kingdom; natural law; divine commandments; faith and works; Catholic social teaching

Chapter.  7218 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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