Discuss the subject matter of Classical Natural Law

BOOK REVIEW: Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory and Sign of Contradiction




Discuss the subject matter of Classical Natural Law.
Evaluate the Natural Law concept of universal citizenship, specifically as related to active statesmanship.
Characterize the development of Natural Law ideas by Cicero.


Budziszewski, J. 2011. The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction. Wilmington, DE: Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

In your review of this work, be sure to mention the Natural Law theories of the thinkers (Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero) and include a discussion of their relationship to universal citizenship and active statesmanship.

10 scholarly sources, which should include the course readings and other sources, such as academic journal articles or books published by university presses, supporting and/or illustrating your positions.

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. 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. 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.



Use Author-Date Style Citations

Use at least 2-3 Scriptural References