The Idea of Moral Progress

Neuhaus, Richard John
August 1999
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug/Sep99, Issue 95, p21
Discusses the future of moral progress in the West. Possibility of moral regression; First principles of ethics; C.S. Lewis' `The Abolition of Man'; Hermeneutics of suspicion as corrosive to moral progress; Collapse of traditional ethics due to the hermeneutics of suspicion; Need for a firmer and effective understanding of natural law and first principles; Need to recognize the Judeo-Christian moral tradition.


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