From Synteresis to the Ground of the Mind: Melanchthon and the Transformation of the Ontological Grounding of Natural Law Theory in Early Modern German Theologico-moral Thought

  • A. W. G. Raath, Prof. University of the Free State, South Africa
  • A. Nell, Prof. University of the Free State, South Africa

Abstract

An important offshoot of the current interest in the legal philosophy of the German Reformation is the focus on Philip Melanchthon’s legal theory. A problematic as pect of Melanchthon’s legal philosophical thought is his orientation of justice and natural law towards particular notitiae which provide the human mind with phi losophical knowledge in a fundamental sense. This essay argues that Me lanchthon’s use of notitiae should be understood in the light of the late-Medieval German Christian tradition’s use of the term.

Published
2010-09-30
How to Cite
Raath, A. W. G., & Nell, A. (2010). From Synteresis to the Ground of the Mind: Melanchthon and the Transformation of the Ontological Grounding of Natural Law Theory in Early Modern German Theologico-moral Thought. Tydskrif Vir Christelike Wetenskap | Journal for Christian Scholarship, 1-34. Retrieved from http://pubs.ufs.ac.za/index.php/tcw/article/view/242
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