The Journal Orientis Aura: Macau Perspectives in Religious Studies is published by the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy of the University of Saint Joseph in Macau. In 2006 the University, known at that time as Inter University Institute of Macau (IIUM), launched a Master Degree in Religious Studies and later, a Bachelor degree. It was the beginning of a complex process which result was the relaunching of the Catholic Theological Studies in Macau. Orientis Aura is an important milestone of this process that hopefully will be a major contribution to Macau towards the enhancement of the study and research within the field of Religious Studies.
At the turn of 2020 to 2021, amidst the covid-19 pandemic, the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Saint Joseph, Macau (SAR), organized a lecture series on the Natural Law. Three of the contributions of this issue are further developments of the lectures given. They engage with the theory of the Natural Law from a variety of perspectives, featuring interactions with New Testament exegesis, Islamic studies, and ecological awareness.
The article of Chin Hei, Andrew, Leong, “Does Rom 2:14 Refer to the Natural Law,” investigates the association between Rom 2:14 and the theory of Natural Law. Rom 2:14 has been one of the “go-to” biblical references for those who would invoke biblical authority of the Natural Law. One of the most recent examples is... More