Knowledge of the natural order

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“Knowledge of the natural order is moral knowledge, and as such is co-ordinated with obedience. There can be no true knowledge of that order without loving acceptance and conformity to it, for it is known by participation and not by transcendence. In disobedience our perceptions of it assume false and strange shapes. Yet even in our confusion and error we remain, by the merciful providence of God, human beings.”

– Oliver O'Donovan