Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-30
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Conventional scholarship holds that the theology and social ethics of the Reformed tradition stand at odds with concepts of natural law and the two kingdoms. But David VanDrunen here challenges that status quo through his careful, thoroughgoing exploration of the development of Reformed social thought from the Reformation to the present. Book jacket.

Author Biography

David VanDrunen is Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California, an ordained minister, and a licensed attorney. His other books include Bioethics and the Christian Life and A Biblical Case for Natural Law.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Natural Law, the Two Kingdoms, and the Untold Story of Reformed Social Thoughtp. 1
Precursors of the Reformed Traditionp. 21
Reforming Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: John Calvin and His Contemporariesp. 67
Natural Law in Early Reformed Resistance Theoryp. 119
The Age of Orthodoxy: Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms in Reformed Doctrine and Practicep. 149
Theocratic New England, Disestablished Virginia, and the Spirituality of the Churchp. 212
An Ambiguous Transition: Abraham Kuyper on Natural Law and the Two Kingdomsp. 276
The Christological Critique: The Thought of Karl Barthp. 316
The Kuyperian Legacy (I): Herman Dooyeweerd and North American Neo-Calvinismp. 348
The Kuyperian Legacy (II): Cornelius Van Til and the Van Tilliansp. 386
Conclusion: The Survival and Revival of Reformed Natural Law and Two Kingdoms Doctrinep. 423
Bibliographyp. 435
Indexp. 463
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