Understanding humanae vitae in its context and the philosophical and theological underpinnings using the mind of a lay person.
Beatrice Mumbi Mwansa
This paper looks at the Papal Encyclical Letter, the Humanae Vitae through the eyes of a lay person. The letter is seen in its context and its philosophical and theological underpinnings. The conclusions of Humanae Vitae are not as erroneous as some people have contended over the years. The linking of the Natural Law and Divine Law may appear to be overly spiritual, yet in philosophical terms, this connection has always existed as acknowledged by the ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle.