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Law/Natural Law
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[German Version]

I. Natural Science – II. Dogmatics – III. Ethics

I. Natural Science

The term “natural law” refers to a general norm of the order of nature that reveals regularities or causal relationships between the phenomena of a specific process area. A natural law has an explanatory and prognostic function, and thus constitutes the basis of calculated intervention in the processes it describes.

In the natural sciences, a natural law is understood as the norm of a constant relationship between diffe…

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Evers, Dirk, “Law/Natural Law”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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