The Aristotelian Conception of Natural Law and Its Reception in Early Protestant Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics

Manfred Svensson*

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Abstract

The Protestant reception both of Aristotle and of the concept of natural law have been the object of renewed attention. The present article aims at a cross-fertilization of these two recoveries: did a specifically Aristotelian approach to natural law (among other important sources) play a significant role in classical Protestant thought? The article answers this question by means of a review of the Protestant commentaries on Aristotle's natural law-passage in Nicomachean Ethics V, 7. Reformation and post-Reformation scholars sometimes offered original readings of this text, but above all they cultivated the various approaches to the passage that had been developed during the medieval period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalPerichoresis
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022

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Keywords

  • Aristotle
  • Melanchthon
  • Natural Law
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Velsius

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