|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of medieval philosophy|
|Subtitle of host publication||philosophy between 500 and 1500|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Springer, Springer Nature|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Natural law was a key concept in medieval moral and political theories. Originating in ancient Greece, it came to medieval thought mainly through the canon and civil law texts. Commentators on these texts tried to solve various difficulties, especially regarding the justification of property. Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and many other theologians discussed natural law, especially in relation to God’s commandments.