3rd December 2019


What is divine law theory?

Divine command theory (also known as theological voluntarism) is a meta-ethical theory which proposes that an action's status as morally good is equivalent to whether it is commanded by God.

Keeping this in view, what is the divine positive law?

The first, divine positive law, "concerns the duties of religion" and is derived from revelation. He contrasted it with divine natural law, which is "recognized by reason alone, without the aid of revelation". The third, the positive law of independent states, is the law posited by "the supreme power in the state".

What is the divine law in Antigone?

Antigone decides to follow the will of the Gods and bury the body of Polynecies against Creon's decree because she believes that divine law is stronger than human law. Creon, on the other hand, believes that human law is supreme and that his laws can conflict with divine law without any consequences.

What is a human law?

"A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."
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