natural law

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natural law

a doctrine that holds that there is a natural moral order or law inherent in the structure of the universe.
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Zur Diskussion fiber praktische Vernunft und lex naturalis bei Thomas yon Aquin, 39 STUDIA MORALIA 113-58 (2001).
This passage, however, raises several problems regarding the grounds of lex naturalis.
Quite simply, the lex naturalis was of much greater concern to both early and late reformers than writers such as Stanley Hauerwas, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Helmut Thielicke would have us believe.