In these discussions, Tom Crisp and Thaddeus Williams examine the relationship between law and politics. In his talk, Tom, explores the Anabaptist option of nonviolent withdrawalism, highlighting how to avoid being both directly and indirectly complicit in the violence perpetuated by the state or society, as well as how this affects one’s political activity.

Thaddeus Williams discusses the anthropological nature of politics and how the idea of human nature influences the laws and politics of today. He examines the legal positivism that is used throughout politics today, contrasting that to Thomas Aquinas’ view of the need for both natural and divine law.

These Table Talks are from the Christianity and the Public Square series.


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