My essay on ‘St Thomas More’s Conscientious Objection’ is now available for pre-order as part of the Spring issue of the new peer-reviewed journal of history, culture and religion, Connor Court Quarterly. It should be of interest to anyone who would like to know more about the development of the notion of conscience and conscientious objection, the role of conscience in the Catholic tradition, or St Thomas More.
Thomas More’s letters teach us about his understanding of conscience in a way that is fresh and personal…. More’s conscientious objection has a hint of what is to come, the raising of individual conscience above the Church and the replacement of papal supremacy and infallibility by this ineluctable part of our being. It is a herald of change in which we can detect signs of reform and revolution.