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Aquinas and the Supreme Court: Biblical Narratives of Jews, Gentiles and Gender

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ISBN13: 9781118391167
Published: April 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
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This new work clarifies Aquinas' concept of natural law through his biblical commentaries, and explores its applications to U.S. constitutional law. Whether one finds the use of extra-judicial sources in Supreme Court decisions advisable or alarming, it renders the medieval Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas of more than historical interest.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Acknowledgments
Bibliographic
Note List of Abbreviations
1. Aquinas on the Supreme Court -- and on the Bible, or How to Read This Book
Part I Aquinas on the Failure of Natural Law
2. What Aquinas Thinks We Cannot Know
3. How God Moves Creatures: For and Against Natural Law
4. How Aquinas Reads Scripture
5. How the Law of Nature Is a Character in Decline
6. How the Narrative Sexualizes Nature's Decline
Part II Aquinas on the Redemption of Natural Law
7. How Aquinas Gets Nature and Grace Back Together Again: Aquinas Meets Karl Barth
8. How Faith and Reason Follow Glory
9. How Aquinas Makes Nature Dynamic All the Way Down: Aquinas Meets Judith Butler
10. How the Spirit Moves the Law
11. How Natural Science Becomes a Form of Prayer
12. How the Semen of the Spirit Genders the Gentiles: Rereading Romans Conclusion: Questions Answered and Unanswered
Index