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

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The suicidal proclivity of our time, writes the acclaimed philosopher J. Budziszewski, is to deny the obvious. Our hearts are riddled with desires that oppose their deepest longings, because we demand to have happiness on terms that make happiness impossible. Why? And what can we do about it?

Budziszewski addresses these vital questions in his brilliantly persuasive new boo
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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction spans the philosophical and theological underpinnings that hold together every individual's worldview. It is in a word (or two) a work concerning Natural Law. It is not an introduction to Natural Law or a full and complete apology for it.

The first half of the book covers Natural Law proper as it relates to morality. These first pages re
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Classic Budziszewski. Clear thinking. The book doesn't have an overall theme, just a set of chapters centered around natural law theory. The chapter on the Constitution should be interesting reading for Americans.
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Feb 09, 2013 Danny rated it it was amazing
Although the flow felt a bit disjointed (it reads more like a collection of essays), this is a remarkable book containing an exposition of classical NLT and application to politics.
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J. Budziszewski (born 1952) is professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, where he has taught since 1981. He specializes in ethics, political philosophy and the interaction of these two fields with religion and theology.

Budziszewski has written widely, in both scholarly and popular venues, about a variety of moral and political issues including abortion, marriage, sexuality, capit
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