divine law


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Noun1.divine law - a law that is believed to come directly from God
natural law, law - a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
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Sooner or later, they must, by divine law, find each other again and become united spirits once more.
"I tell you," said Augustine, "if there is anything that is revealed with the strength of a divine law in our times, it is that the masses are to rise, and the under class become the upper one."
"Then what I ask," said the damsel, "is that your magnanimous person accompany me at once whither I will conduct you, and that you promise not to engage in any other adventure or quest until you have avenged me of a traitor who against all human and divine law, has usurped my kingdom."
If a man dogmatize in a mixed company on Providence and the divine laws, he is answered by a silence which conveys well enough to an observer the dissatisfaction of the hearer, but his incapacity to make his own statement.
"The venerable Chaplain of the Fortress being then admitted and exhorting the prisoner to repentance, entreating him also to atone for his crime by an unreserved and full confession which should help to liberate from the sin of rebellion against the Divine laws and the sacred Majesty of the Ruler, our Christ-loving land-- the prisoner opens his lips for the first time during this morning's audience and in a loud, clear voice rejects the venerable Chaplain's ministrations.
Here too, then, Aristotle and the divine law are at one.
Evans (1968): To Demetrias, On Virginity, On the Divine Law, On the Christian Life, and To Celantia; six Pelagian treatises first edited by C.
The real Jihad is to enforce the divine law based on justice, which breaks the shackles of human slavery," Khan said.
All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and his Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.
Political science was viewed popularly as having nothing to say about the divine law (shari 'a) of Alfarabi's community: it spoke only about the various kinds of regimes.
Lipa Bishop Ramon Arguelles said same-sex marriage was 'against divine law and natural human law.'
God's divine law, and man's reasoned understanding of it, natural law, though recognized even in ancient times by Aristotle, Plato, and Cicero, are not even known today.