Book Review: After the Natural Law Assignment
You will be required to draft two book
reviews. The goal of the papers is not merely to offer unfounded
opinion or subjective discussion of the topics, but rather to provide a concise,
well-reasoned analysis of the topics presented. This is an open research
project, meaning that you are expected to locate, use, and cite support outside
of the course readings. Better papers will demonstrate that you sufficiently
pondered the ideas at issue to understand them, recognize them, and develop a
well-reasoned approach to them.
Be sure to read closely the grading rubric for the
assignment and note that at least 10 scholarly sources (peer-reviewed academic
journal articles or books published by university presses) are required, which
should include the course readings for the included Natural Law thinkers.
Scriptural excerpts with citations are required in all
Explain the assignment in detail. Specify the exact
requirements of the assignment. Items to include are outlined as follows:
The papers must each be at least 10 pages long, which
does not include the title page and bibliography, with default margins and
12-pt Times New Roman font.
to at least 10 scholarly sources are required.
with citations are required in all written assignments, but these do not count
toward the 10 required sources
sources: the book under review (required), all course
readings for the included Natural Law thinkers (required), other
primary sources by the included Natural Law thinkers, academic journal
articles, books published by university presses.
For Book Review: After
the Natural Law Assignment, review the following: Hill, John
Lawrence. 2016. After the Natural Law: How the Classical
Worldview Supports Our Modern Moral and Political Views. San
Francisco: Ignatius Press.
You should state the
purpose of the book under review, give your critique of the author’s success in
meeting this purpose, and relate the content of the book to the ideas of the
Natural Law thinkers covered to that point in the course, especially those
required in the instructions for each review listed below.
In your review
of this work, be sure to mention the Natural Law theories of the thinkers
covered between Weeks 3 and 6 (Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Hooker, and Calvin)
and include a discussion of their relationship to democracy, covenantal
statesmanship, and positive law/public policy formation.
Include a concluding
section entitled Public Policy Applications that relates the lessons of the
reviewed book and included Natural Law thinkers to three public policy areas of
your choice: one must be moral; one must be economic; and one can be any other
area of public policy of interest to you.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality
via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool.