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ESSAYS by Derek S. Jeffreys






  • “How Reformed is Reformed Epistemology?  Alvin Plantinga and Calvin’s Sensus Divinitatis,” Religious Studies 33, no. 4 (December, 1997): 419-431.


  • “It is a Miracle of God that There is Any Common Weal among us: Unfaithfulness and Disorder in John Calvin’s Political Thought,” Review of Politics 62, no. 1 (winter, 2000): 107-129.


  • “Euthanasia and John Paul II’s “Silent Language of Profound Sharing of Affection:” Why Christians Should Care about Peter Singer,” Christian Bioethics 7, no. 3 (2001): 359-378.


  • “Why Does Buddhism Need Human Rights? Phra Prayudh Payutto and the Poverty of a Human Rights Ethics,” in Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish, and Christopher Queen, eds.  Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism (Curzon Press, 2002): 271-295.




  • “A Deep Amazement at Man’s Worth and Dignity: Technology and the Person in Redemptor Hominis,” in The Legacy of John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment.  Edited by Tim Perry, with forwards by J.I. Packer and Avery Cardinal Dulles (Downers Grove, IL: InverVarsity Press, 2007), 37-59


  • “Is Modernity Really so Bad?  John Deely and Husserl’s Phenomenology,” in Semiotica

       Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Volume 2010, Issue 178: 115–133.


  • “Personalists are not Kantians: Robert Kraynak and the Value of the Person,” Journal of Markets and Morality 7, no. 2 (October, 2004): 507-516. 


  • “Ignoring Thomistic Metaphysics: A Reply to Robert Kraynak,” Journal of Markets and Morality 7, no. 2 (October, 2004): 527-531.  With responses from Robert P. Kraynak, and a counter-response by Derek Jeffreys.


  • “Forgetting about Thomism: Eleonore Stump’s Aquinas,” The Journal of Religion 85, no. 1 (January, 2005): 104-110. 

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