Pannenberg’s Understanding of the Natural Law

  title={Pannenberg’s Understanding of the Natural Law},
  author={Byunghoon Woo},
  journal={Studies in Christian Ethics},
  pages={346 - 366}
  • B. Woo
  • Published 24 July 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in Christian Ethics
The ethics of Wolfhart Pannenberg has a nomological dimension at its center. Based on the history of the natural law tradition, Pannenberg maintains the possibility of the natural law theory on the following five grounds. The theological ground is his understanding of the Decalogue, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Pauline interpretation of the law. For its historical ground, Pannenberg articulates the natural law theories of Patristic theology and the theologies of Troeltsch and Brunner. The… 
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