Focus on Medieval Christian Natural Law theory, especially Aquinas’ view of Christian kingship, in which he synthesized the Natural Law ideas of classical thinkers with the ecclesiastical and political lessons learned from several centuries of Christian rule.
Discuss the subject matter of Medieval Christian Natural Law.
Evaluate the medieval idea of Christian kingship, as an example of covenantal statesmanship.
Characterize the development of Natural Law ideas by Aquinas.
Aquinas: Commentary on Aristotle’s Politics
Aquinas: On Kingship
Aquinas: On Law (Questions 90-108)
Medieval Christian Natural Law: Aquinas