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Natural Law and Natural Theology with Andrew Walker

Life and Books and Everything — Clearly Reformed

Natural Law and Natural Theology with Andrew Walker

January 27, 2022
Life and Books and Everything
Life and Books and EverythingClearly Reformed

Andrew Walker, a professor of ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the managing editor for World Opinions, comes on to talk with Kevin about the importance of natural law and natural theology. Although some Protestants reject natural law, and others are nervous about it because of caricatures they may have, the broad sweep of Protestant theology has affirmed the legitimacy and importance of making natural law arguments. Kevin and Andrew talk about where the idea of natural law comes from in the Bible and in church tradition. They also apply natural law thinking to several current controversies in our day. They close with a number of book recommendations for those who want to go deeper.

Timestamps:

Announcements [0:00-2:45]

Sponsor and Endorsement [2:46-3:41]

Intro of Andrew Walker [3:42-8:39]

Foundations of Religious Liberty [8:40-17:55]

What is Natural Law/Theology? [17:56-25:38]

Why Reformed often Reject Natural Law [25:39-39:09]

Uses of Natural Law [39:10-44:43]

Natural Law and Current Issues [44:44-56:23]

Resources on Natural Law [56:24-1:01:19]

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