Natural Law,The State and Gospel
Book Review Instructions You will be required to draft two book reviews. The papers must each be at least 10 pages long (not including the title page and bibliography), in current Turabian format, with default margins and in 12-pt Times New Roman font. Your papers must include citations to at least 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. Your papers must include a title page and bibliography, also in current Turabian format. 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. Be sure to read closely the grading rubric for the assignment and note that at least 10 scholarly sources (peer-reviewed academic journal articles or books published by university presses) are required, which should include the course readings for the included Natural Law thinkers. Scriptural excerpts with citations are required in all written assignments. Book Review 1 For Book Review 1, review the following: 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 covered in the first two weeks (Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero) and include a discussion of their relationship to universal citizenship and active statesmanship.