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    James E. Bruce explores the relationship between morality and God’s free choices in the thought of Francis Turretin. The first book-length treatment of Turretin’s natural law theory, Rights in the Law provides an important theological backdrop to Early Modern moral and political philosophy. Turretin affirms Thomas Aquinas’s approach to the natural law, calling it the common opinion of the Reformed orthodox, but he develops it, too, by introducing a threefold scheme of right —divine, natural, and…Read more
  •  7
    Francis Turretin places a threefold scheme of right within the framework of Thomistic natural law to explain the relationship between the divine will and the moral order. He centers his inquiry on a single question: can God ever dispense with a precept of the moral law? That is, can God temporarily suspend the obligation that a person has to a moral law so that an individual action is not immoral, even though it would be otherwise, if it were not for God’s command? For Turretin, the answer is un…Read more
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    The Meaning of Theism – Edited by John Cottingham (review)
    Religious Studies Review 35 (1): 33. 2009.
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    The Reformation and Scholastic Moral Philosophy (review)
    Philosophical Forum 42 (3): 290-290. 2011.
    Review of Terence Irwin, “The Reformation and Scholastic Moral Philosophy,” chapter 29 of The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study, Volume I: From Socrates to the Reformation.
  • Book Review (review)
    Philosophia Christi 14 (2): 477-480. 2012.