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Wisdom Capstone Course – Philosophy of Law and the Natural Law Tradition

June 6, 2021 - June 11, 2021

Wisdom Capstone Course – Philosophy of Law and the Natural Law Tradition with Professor Colin Chan-Redemer

June 6-11, 2021

Join us for a five-day deep dive into neglected elements of the church’s engagement with philosophy to be better equipped to take every thought captive!

God’s ways are far above all human comprehension, and yet he has left his fingerprints upon creation, writing his glory upon the world and his law upon our hearts. Throughout the millenia, pagans and Christians alike have sought to discover in his handiwork the order which moves the world and draws each creature to its own proper end. Within this order, we find our flourishing as creatures. From Plato onward, philosophers and theologians have spoken of this order as a law, the “natural law,” upon which all human laws must be grounded if they are to be just and well-made.

In this course, we will undertake a deep dive into the foundations and elegant superstructure of this rich philosophical tradition, beginning with Plato’s little-read Minos and The Laws, continuing to the medieval Christian reception of the ancient natural law tradition in Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law, and concluding with the Protestant restatement of this great tradition in Book I of Richard Hooker’s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity.

Cost includes airport pickup/drop off, food, and lodging.

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June 6, 2021
June 11, 2021
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Davenant House
419 Glenolden Dr.
Landrum, SC 29356 United States


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