C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law

Co-authored with Micah J. Watson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Politics & Religion at Union University, C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law debunks the commonly held assumption that Lewis was uninterested in politics and public affairs by exploring “the contours of Lewis’ multi-faceted Christian engagement with political philosophy generally and the natural law tradition in particular” and, in the process, situating him among ancient and modern seminal thinkers. Additional details about the forthcoming title can be found here, on the Cambridge University Press website.

Justin B. Dyer

Cambridge University Press, September 2016


Justin Dyer is professor of political science and director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government at the University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests span the fields of American political development, political philosophy, and constitutional law, with a particular interest in the perennial philosophy of natural law. His most recent book, co-authored with Greg Casey, is A Guide to the Missouri Constitution, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in February 2017. He is also the author, with Micah Watson, of C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law (2016); Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning (2013); and Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition (2012). He regularly teaches undergraduate courses on political theory and the U.S. Constitution and graduate seminars on public law.

Micah Watson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Politics and Religion at Union University. He is a native of the great golden state of California where he completed his undergraduate degree at U.C. Davis. He completed his M.A. degree in Church-State Studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He holds an M.A. and doctorate degree in Politics from Princeton University. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the conflict between religion and politics as considered by John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and John Rawls.