The movement to establish an international legal basis for human rights after World War II has been one of the great achievements of our time. But do human rights have a sound theological basis? Sometimes it seems religions give the impression that God is indifferent to them. This challenge needs to be faced in order to find a firm foundation for rights.
The middle ages had a wonderful vision of law originating in the wisdom of God and being expressed both in nature and human society. Law as understood in modern society has had this foundation undermined, and is now understood in very functional terms. Can we recover a moral vision for the rule of law?