"Written on their hearts": Thinking with Luther about Scripture, Natural Law, and the Moral Life

Gary M. Simpson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2010

Issue: Paul (Vol. 30, No 4, Fall, 2010)

Those who ignore Luther’s critical agility in moral reasoning based on natural law in favor of a reactionary turn to a regime of biblical law create “misery and tribulation,” as Luther lamented, and seriously enfeeble the Christian faith for life today. Christians rightly use their God-given powers of reason to work out affairs in the present order.

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