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An Introduction

Ad Fontes, “to the sources,” was a rallying cry of the Reformation. The Reformers bequeathed to us a heritage, thick in the discourses and tools of humanism, which sought to address the hard questions of theology, philosophy, and culture in a way that was true to the revelation of God’s word and God’s world. Through this journal, we attempt to channel this ethos into a modern context, seeking to explore our questions alongside the great cloud of witnesses and the many exemplars who have gone before us. The goal is to aid ourselves and our neighbors in the wise pursuit of common goods.

Ad Fontes is intended to be a monthly publication. Four of these editions (published quarterly) will contain two larger articles apiece on a common theme to be explored throughout that year. The theme for this year (September ‘16 through August ‘17) is ecclesiology. The other eight editions will contain four shorter articles apiece which will contain biographical sketches, book reviews, and annotated translations.

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Volume I, Issue 11

 

The Great Commission and the Great Game

Brian J. Auten

From On the Law of War and Peace (1625) By Hugo Grotius 

Trans. Archibald Colin Campbell (1901)

From Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence By Samuel Pufendorf

Trans. William Abbot Oldfather

Lying and Christian Ethics (Tollefsen), Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity (Griffiths) 

Review by Kelby Carlson

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