Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Critique of my recent article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog

Prof. Pryor (Campbell University) just published this fair and knowledgeable critique of my recent article on the London School of Economics Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog on ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition: A Foundation for Religious Freedom’:

Natural Rights, Natural Law, and a Conservative Renewal.

From his blog post:

“Ten Napel recognizes the problem of rights running amok. He also recognizes that rights invented at the whim of this, that, other special interest group threaten to attenuate all rights including natural rights. He seems unwilling, however, to take a critical look at the liberal system that makes such a rights-creation industry possible. Perhaps liberalism is the best of all plausible contemporary alternative political systems but such is a conclusion for which argument and not simple assertion is required.”

Responding to this critique requires a book-length treatment; this is the book I am currently writing.

See also:

Article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog: ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition; A Foundation for Religious Freedom’.

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