Purpose and Scope
The Christian Libertarian Review (CLR) is an open access academic publication founded in 2017 by the 501(c)(3) Libertarian Christian Institute (LCI). The purpose of the CLR is to foster intellectual dialogue, exploration, and research surrounding the relationship between Christianity and libertarian thought. As an interdisciplinary journal, contributions may span into fields of philosophy, political philosophy, theology, ethics, law, economics, anthropology, history, social studies and similar disciplines.
As an academic publication, CLR is blind-reviewed by a team of scholars with terminal degrees in their respective fields. Each annual volume contains three or more full-length articles and three or more book reviews. Some accepted articles/reviews may be published online prior to the release date of the volume in which they appear. Contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and typically have graduate education and/or professional experience in the business world. All contributors identify as “Christian” (as outlined in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds) and “libertarian.” The intended reader audience is generally upper-class undergraduate or graduate level.
General Submission Information
Submissions should be of academic quality and tone, and should generally conform to the standards laid out within the Chicago Manual of Style: Sixteenth Edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), supplemented by The SBL Handbook of Style for Biblical Studies and Related Disciplines: Second Edition (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014) for ancient text citation and abbreviation. All submissions will be evaluated through blind peer-review, edited, and potentially shortened for suitability for publication. Although the CLR General Editor makes every effort to promptly acknowledge all submissions, it is important to note that the initial review process generally takes a minimum of two months. Some published articles/reviews may appear online before others in the same volume have been published; all such “pre” publications are at the discretion of the General Editor and have no set schedule.
The Christian Libertarian Review Editorial Board
Jamin Hübner (ThD Systematic Theology, University of South Africa) is Director of Institutional Effectiveness, founding Chair of Christian Studies, and part-time professor of economics at John Witherspoon College. In addition to being a musician, entrepreneur, and author of several books, he serves on the Editorial Board of Priscilla Papers and The Canadian-American Theological Review, and serves on the Executive Board of the Canadian-American Theological Association and on the regional Program Committee for the Society of Biblical Literature.
Ruth Ryder (MTS, University of Notre Dame; MA Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) works in the medical field.
Nick Gausling (MA Classical and Christian Studies, Knox Theological Seminary) is Executive Director of the Libertarian Christian Institute, a businessman, and an entrepreneur.
Doug Bandow (JD, Stanford University) is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, worked as an assistant to President Ronald Reagan, and writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Washington Times.
Gerard Casey (PhD Philosophy, University of Notre Dame; DLitt, National University of Ireland; JD, University of London) is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at University College Dublin. In addition to being an Associated Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, he has taught at The Catholic University of America and Pontifical Institute in Washington D.C., and is the author of many books including Libertarian Anarchy and Liberty’s Progress.
Victor Claar (PhD Economics, West Virginia University) is Professor of Economics at Henderson State University. In addition to being an Affiliate Scholar of the Acton Institute and Fulbright Scholar at the American University of Armenia, he is the author of Economics in Christian Perspective and Fair Trade?.
Kevin Gutzman (PhD History, University of Virginia; JD University of Texas) is Professor and Chair of History and at Western Connecticut State University. In addition to being a faculty member of LibertyClassroaom.com and author of dozens of encyclopedia essays, he is the author of many books including Who Killed the Constitution?, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, and Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary.
Jeffrey Herbener (PhD Economics, Oklahoma State University) is Professor and Chair of Economics at Grove City College. In addition to being a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Fellow at the Center for Vision and Values (Grove City College), he is the editor of The Meaning of Ludwig von Mises and The Pure Time Preference Theory of Interest.
Norman Horn (PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Texas) is founding President of the Libertarian Christian Institute. In addition to having an MA in Theological Studies from Austin Graduate School of Theology, he is Vice President of Chemistry at FCG chemicals in Palm Beach and has published widely in areas of liberty, theology, and science.
Jason Jewell (PhD Humanities, Florida State University) is Professor and Chair of Humanities at Faulkner University. In addition to being the Associate Editor of The Journal of Faith and the Academy and Associated Scholar at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, he is a contributor to Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views and many other book and encyclopedia publications.
Robert Murphy (PhD Economics, New York University) is Research Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University. He has taught at Hillsdale College, Pacific Research Institute, and Fraser Institute, and is an Associated Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Senior Economist at Institute for Energy Research, and is the President of Consulting by RPM. Among other books, he is the author of Choice, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism.
David Riggs (PhD Economics, Clemson University) is Vice President of philanthropic strategy at Philanthropy Roundtable. In addition to having served as Senior Fellow at the Capital Research Center, Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Center of the American Experiment, he has a board member at the Martin Center and has served as Vice President of the John William Pope Foundation.
Shawn Ritenour (PhD Economics, Auburn University) is Professor of Economics at Grove City College. In addition to having taught at Southwest Baptist University (Ruby Letsch-Roderique Chair of Economics), the University of Angers in France, and serving as an economist for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, he is the author of Foundations of Economics: A Christian View.
Charles Taliaferro (PhD Philosophy, Brown University) is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Saint Olaf College. He has taught as a visiting scholar at Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, University of Chicago, St. Andrews, and elsewhere—as well as being a graduate of Harvard (MA). In addition to being the co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Theism, The Ashgate Companion to Theological Anthropology, The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Religion and the senior co-editor of the six-volume The History of Evil, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Open Theology and author of many other books on theology and philosophy.
Timothy Terrell (PhD Economics, Auburn University) is Professor of Economics at Wofford College. In addition to being Assistant Editor of The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and Associated Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, he serves as a Senior Fellow of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.
Christopher Zoccali (PhD New Testament Studies, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David) is an independent scholar in New York. In addition to serving on the Executive Board of the Canadian-American Theological Association, he is the author of Whom God Has Called.