Interview with Catholic News Service: Natural Law and the New Evangelization

During my time in Rome in June, I was interviewed by the Catholic News Service. Here's the video: … [Read more...]

Another Christian “Dominionist”?

With all this talk of certain Republican Christians and their alleged connection to Dominionism--a view inaccurately ascribed to several Christian writers in articles published in the New York Times and the New Yorker--there's one Christian that our East-of-the-Hudson betters seemed to miss. Here are his shocking comments, where he explains how America's laws should reflect God's eternal law: Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their "thus saith the … [Read more...]

Mormonism and Natural Law

That's the title of my latest entry over at The Catholic Thing. Here's how it begins: With the increasing likelihood that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for President, it is important for Catholics and other Christians to reflect on some concerns raised by Damon Linker in a 2007 New Republic article. Linker argues that Mormon theology does not have important resources that traditional Christians have at their disposal, such as natural-law theory.Although LDS writings say little … [Read more...]

J. Budziszewski: A Primer on Natural Law

This is a nice interview of my friend, J. Budziszewski, Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas. The gentleman interviewing J is Any Nash of Inside Academia. Here's an outline of the interview, as found on the YouTube page on which the video has been embedded:1:30 -- What is Natural Law? (3 mins) 5:00 -- We're not at war with our nature when we reason (40 sec) 6:00 -- How discipline and virtue define character (1 min) 8:00 -- Challenges of a disordered moral culture … [Read more...]

Aristotle, Ethics and God

My Baylor colleague, Trent Dougherty, has posted a brief entry at The Prosoblogion, "Ethics without God, Aristotle style." His post, as well as some of the comments, reminded me of an exchange at First Things I had four years ago with Villanova law professor, Robert T. Miller:Francis J. Beckwith, "The Irrationality of Richard Dawkins. " First Things On the Square (20 June 2007) Robert T. Miller, "Response to Francis Beckwith." First Things On the Square (25 June 2007) Francis J. Beckwith, "R … [Read more...]

William Lane Craig v. Sam Harris – Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural?

Here's a video of the entire debate that took place on April 7, 2011 at the University of Notre Dame … [Read more...]

Conference on Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought (17-19 February 2011), at Westmont College

(HT: Micah Watson)This looks like a terrific conference. You can read more about it here. The featured speakers are J. Budziszewski (University of Texas) and Robert P. George (Princeton University). Among the other speakers are J. Daryl Charles (Bryan College), Micah Watson (Union University), Paul DeHart (Texas State University), and Bryan McGraw (Wheaton College). … [Read more...]


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