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.

How to Submit Your Paper

If you would like to submit a paper for the Christian Libertarian Review, click here to learn more.

The Christian Libertarian Review Editorial Board

  1. Journal Staff
    • Dr. Jamin Hübner, ThD (General Editor)
    • Primary Research Areas: Theology; Biblical Studies; Religion; Economics; Education; Business
    • Ruth Ryder, MA, MTS (Editorial Assistant)
    • Nick Gausling, MA (Executive Director of the Libertarian Christian Institute)
  2. Peer Reviewers
    • Doug Bandow, JD
      Primary Research Areas: Law; Foreign Policy
    • Gerard Casey, DLitt, PhD, LLM
      Primary Research Areas: Philosophy; Law
    • Victor Claar, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Economics; Social Ethics; Business/Finance
    • Kevin Gutzman, PhD, JD
      Primary Research Areas: American History; Law
    • Jeffrey Herbener, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Economics
    • Norman Horn, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Science/Chemistry; Theology; Political Philosophy
    • Jason Jewell, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Humanities; Literature; European/Western History
    • Robert Murphy, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Economics
    • David Riggs, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Economics; Philanthropy; Business/Non-Profits
    • Shawn Ritenour, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Economics
    • Charles Taliaferro, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Philosophy; Theology
    • Timothy Terrell, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Economics
    • Christopher Zoccali, PhD
      Primary Research Areas: Biblical Studies/New Testament; Theology