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Law Without a Law Giver? Why Natural Rights Require a Divine Source

University of Virginia Law Chapter

A lecture by Prof. Francis Beckwith (Baylor University)

Free and open to the public.

Speaker Bio: 

Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & ChurchState Studies at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy. Among his over one dozen books are Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Politics For Christians: Statecraft As Soulcraft (IVP, 2010), and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015), winner of the American Academy of Religion’s prestigious 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in ConstructiveReflective Studies. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (MJS) as well as Fordham University (PhD, MA, philosophy).

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