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Annual Aquinas Colloquium: “Aquinas and the Development of Law”
2nd March 2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm GMT
AQUINAS INSTITUTE ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM
“Development” conveys notions of improving, refining, advancing – change for the better. While Aquinas did not think that eternal wisdom could improve, he did hold – perhaps surprisingly – that natural and divine law could develop in some fashion. The Colloquium will explore the development of human, natural, and divine law as well as the contrast with eternal law. The speakers will discuss how theories of law treat changes in law itself or in the understanding of law.
Prof Jay Budziszewski (University of Texas)
Of Course Human Law Develops. Can Natural and Divine Law Develop?
Prof Ryan Meade (Loyola University, Chicago)
When Should or Shouldn’t Human Law Change? Ethics and Assessing Legal Code
Dr Jonathan Price (University of Oxford)
Hugo Grotius and the Shrinking of the Natural Law Doctrine
Rev Dr Richard Conrad OP (Aquinas Institute)
The Revision of Civil Law: The Torah Exemplifies Aquinas’ Principles
Buffet lunch provided with donations of £10 requested at door (£5 students/unwaged)
Venue: Blackfriars - St Giles Oxford, OX1 3LY United Kingdom