Russell Kirk Memorial Lecture, The Heritage Lectures
natural law, faith and reason, religious doctrine, creation, liberty
I wish to make but three points. First, I want to discuss something of the history of the alliance between faith and reason in Western intellectual history and their estrangement. Second, by referring to some of the elements of the Book of Genesis, I would like to affirm the basic compatibility between the principles of natural law and the values of our religious heritage. Finally, I raise a caution regarding religious doctrine and liberty that any effective and principled alliance between faith and reason must deal with.
David F. Forte, Eve without Adam: What Genesis Can Teach America about the Natural Law, Russell Kirk Memorial Lecture, The Heritage Lectures, No. 570, (August 1996)