Gentile Christians in Romans 2:14-15?

For Augustine, “La legge ha reso visibile il propagarsi del peccato: in questo senso lo ha pure moltiplicato e ne ha fatto conoscere la fecondita in tutta la estensione e gravita” (25). Yes – but that raises serious questions about the knowledge of sin where there is no Torah. Why is the Torah given if it merely doubles for a capacity innately implanted? (Natural theology…) A. puts his finger exactly on this problem in DSL 43: “Videndum est autem quomodo dicat Apostolus: Cum enim gentes, quae legem non habent, naturaliter quae legis sunt faciunt, hi legem non habentes ipsi sibi sunt lex, qui ostendunt opus legis scriptum in cordibus suis 239, ne videatur non esse certa distantia Novi Testamenti, quod leges suas Dominus in cordibus populi sui se scripturum esse promisit,quando quidem hoc gentes naturaliter habeant.” What’s the point of God’s re-doing in the new covenant what he already did in creation? His solution in the next chapter anticipates NTW’s: “An forte eas gentes commemoravit Apostolus scriptam habere in cordibus legem, quae ad Novum pertinent Testamentum?”

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