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Unformatted text preview: April Stamm 5-Mar-08 Journal Entry Natural Law is present in every man due to the very fact that God instilled it into man’s mind, so it is known naturally. Hence the name. Eternal Law is law mandated by God, passed down through divine word, the writing of the Book of Life and of course word of mouth. He argues that because all things are subject to divine providence they must also be subject to this scrutiny on earth for breaking these laws. Natural Law is considered by Aquinas to be a participation of eternal law. In Aquinas’s eyes, human law (man-made law) cannot participate fully in the eternal law, as natural law does, because it is flawed. It is also important to notice that human reason creates human laws so they act of their own accord, with imperfections. He also talks about divine law, which is actually quite different than eternal law. This sounds like a reference to the Ten Commandments. He quotes Augustine to prove that human law is not capable of forbidding all evil and that is where this divine law intervenes, as it is...
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course GN_HON 2112 taught by Professor Dawson during the Spring '08 term at Missouri (Mizzou).
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