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Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms
A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thought

POD; Published: 12/30/2009
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6443-7
Price: $ 44.99
476 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Series: Emory University Studies in Law and Religion (EUSLR)

Conventional scholarship holds that the theology and social ethics of the Reformed tradition stand at odds with concepts of natural law and the two kingdoms. But David VanDrunen here challenges that status quo through his careful, thoroughgoing exploration of the development of Reformed social thought from the Reformation to the present.
John Bolt
— Calvin Theological Seminary
"The strength of this book is the overwhelming amount of historical evidence, judiciously analyzed and assessed, that positions the Reformed tradition clearly in the natural law, two kingdoms camp. This valuable contribution to our understanding of the Christian life . . . is a much-needed and indispensable ally in the battle for the life of the Christian community in North America."
Max L. Stackhouse
— Princeton Theological Seminary
"Very impressive and valuable. I know of no comparable overview of this topic. The scope is massive, the selection and treatment of representative figures are meticulous, and the potential implications are significant. . . As a piece of focused historical research and comparative theoretical analysis, this is a first-rate piece of work!"
F. Russell Hittinger
— University of Tulsa
"This is a wonderful work all around. . . I have never read a more useful one-volume tour through the history of Reformed debate about natural law, particularly in the twentieth century with the varieties of neo-Calvinism. . . VanDrunen treats natural law in the context of the two kingdoms doctrine. The entire book depends upon this methodological commitment — and it works splendidly!"