Retrieving the Natural Law: A Return to Moral First Things  -     By: J. Daryl Charles
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Retrieving the Natural Law: A Return to Moral First Things

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Paperback

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Restating what all people intuit and what this means in moral, specifically bioethical, discourse is the raison d'jtre for this volume. J. Daryl Charles argues that a traditional metaphysics of natural law lies at the heart of the present reconstructive project, and that a revival in natural-law thinking is of the highest priority for the Christian community as we contend in, rather than abdicate, the public square.

Nowhere is this more on display than in the realm of bioethics, where the most basic moral questions---human personhood, human rights versus responsibilities, the reality of moral evil, the basis of civil society---are being debated. With his timely application of natural-law thinking to the field of bioethics, Charles seeks to breathe new life back into this key debate.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 080282594X
ISBN-13: 9780802825940
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Restating what all people intuit and what this means in moral, specifically bioethical, discourse is the raison d'etre for this volume. J. Daryl Charles argues that a traditional metaphysics of natural law lies at the heart of the present reconstructive project, and that a revival in natural-law thinking is of the highest priority for the Christian community as we contend in, rather than abdicate, the public square.

Nowhere is this more on display than in the realm of bioethics, where the most basic moral questions - human personhood, human rights versus responsibilities, the reality of moral evil, the basis of civil society - are being debated. With his timely application of natural-law thinking to the field of bioethics, Charles seeks to breathe new life back into this key debate.

Author Bio

J. Daryl Charles is William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life, James Madison Program, Princeton University. His seven previous books include Between Pacifism and Jihad and The Unformed Conscience of Evangelicalism.

Endorsements

“J. Daryl Charles provides a sobering analysis of the natural law deficit in modern Protestant theological ethics. Making a strong case for reclaiming the natural law as an indispensable bridge for creating moral consensus on public policy in a pluralistic society, Charles argues that the Protestant voice on ethics and morality lacks power and relevance due to its general abdication of the natural law tradition.” -Carl E. Braaten, Senior Editor of Pro Ecclesia

“In Romans 12:17 Paul exhorts the church ‘to respect what is right in the sight of all. . . .’ This obviously suggests that there is something that all people respect as right, whether they want to admit it or not. Basic moral perceptions, engraved on the human heart, constitute the natural law tradition, which itself enjoys the support of the biblical notions of general revelation and common grace. Daryl Charles’s muscular volume on the retrieval of this tradition enables men and women of faith and goodwill to obey Paul’s exhortation and, simultaneously, to illuminate and season the public square, love our neighbors in word and deed, and point to the real truth of things. In light of major-league bioethical and political concerns, now is the time for the Tao, to borrow C. S. Lewis’s symbol for this outlook. You won’t find a clearer, keener exposition and defense for it than this book. Charles, as it were, is a contemporary son of Issachar who understands the times with a knowledge of what we should do.” -David Naugle, Dallas Baptist University

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