Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth The Natural Family

Conservatives, Economics, and the Family

Ross Douthat had an intriguing article in the Sunday Review of the New York Times about the strong correlation between healthy families and personal economic success. He argues, I think rightly, that easier access to divorce and abortion has drastically hurt the family among America’s lower class, thus worsening the great divide. He also points […]

Archive Civic Polity Natural Law Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Calvin on the Sin/Crime Distinction

Commenting on the torah’s limited allowance of divorce, Calvin writes: As the Jews falsely imagined that they discharged their whole duty toward God, when they kept the law in a national manner, so whatever the national law did not forbid, they foolishly supposed to be lawful. Divorces, which husbands were wont to give to their […]