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John Winthrop- Law of nature is law given to man before original sin (Adam eating the fruit). Law of Grace is law given by Christ through the resurrection. Grace is a divine operation (as in given by God, and not natural in humans. Humans alone cannot achieve Grace) Natural law is the foundation for the precepts of moral law 2 laws- Nature= Moral Grace=Gospel / Law of Men and of God Full moral law is not possible till Grace and Nature are combined Dec. of Ind.- Law of nature is part of Jefferson’s view of a God of nature. Law of Nature is the ultimate law. Humanist view- No concept of the original fall. There is no inherent fault in humans that needs to be overcome. The big difference between the two concepts is the emphasis- D.I. is about rights- life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, all men are created equal. The purpose of Government is to protect these rights. J.W. is on duties- as Christians- to love fellow man- such as forgiving debt, being an example to the rest of the world. The point of Government is to fulfill the duties of
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Unformatted text preview: religion. Declaration of Resolves- 1. Entitlement to life, liberty, property 2. Same rights as English citizens 3. Right to participation in Government, no taxation for purpose of raising revenue without consent of the subjects 4. Right to trial in vicinage, by peers in the vicinage 5. Right to petition the king 6. King should not keep standing army during times of peace 7. Branches of gov. should be kept separate from each other 8. Parliament should fix the problems in order to restore harmony The purpose of the resolves is to stay with the British gov. they are not trying to separate Dec. of Ind. Addresses the King as the writers no longer see parliament as a legitimate authority, having said that as the colonies are not represented, parliament has no right to make laws for them and thus has no authority. The purpose of the Declaration is separation from the British, rather than raise complaints to be fixed....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSCI 102 taught by Professor Dry during the Spring '07 term at Middlebury.

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