Below is our recommend reading list to start one’s education in Christian theology and libertarian political theory. The views expressed by each author are, of course, their own, and may not represent the views of the Libertarian Christian Institute.

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This is one of the best and most accessible books explaining why you can be both a Christian and a libertarian.

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Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies

Another great book to help back up your defense of the free market from a Christian perspective.

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A Libertarian Theology of Freedomby Edmund Opitz

The Reverend Opitz has long been, and remains, one of the most articulate and deeply thoughtful defenders of a free society.

For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard

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Anarchy and Christianity by Jacques Ellul

Healing our World by Mary Ruwart

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Bible and Government

This book contains the best treatment of Romans 13 that you will find in contemporary theology. You must get this book if you are interested in Biblical interpretation.[/vc_column_text]

The Quest for Community

Democracy, the God that Failed

Naming the Powers

Unmasking the Powers

Engaging the Powers by Walter Wink

“Christian Libertarian Books”

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This is one of the best and most accessible books explaining why you can be both a Christian and a libertarian.

Revolution: A Manifesto – An absolutely essential book for all Americans, so give it to ANYBODY who you think will listen.

End the Fed

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Christian Theology of Public Policy

This book contains the best treatment of Romans 13 that you will find in contemporary theology. You must get this book if you are interested in Biblical interpretation.

On Civil Government

Few people in the 19th century had a radical vision like David Lipscomb. His critique of statism from a Christian standpoint is classic.

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Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies

Another great book to help back up your defense of the free market from a Christian perspective.

Foundations of Economics by Shawn Ritenouer

Every Christian ought to understand some economics, and Shawn’s book is a great way to get a thorough understanding. This one is not for the uninitiated.

The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy by Thomas E. Woods

A vigorous and lively defense of the market economy and a withering attack on all forms of state intervention.

https://smile.amazon.com/Libertarian-Theology-Freedom-Edmund-Opitz/dp/0873190467/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515298235&sr=1-3&keywords=edmund+opitz

A Libertarian Theology of Freedom by Edmund Opitz

The Reverend Opitz has long been, and remains, one of the most articulate and deeply thoughtful defenders of a free society.

https://smile.amazon.com/Christianity-Other-Essays-Against-Warfare/dp/0976344858/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515298733&sr=1-1&keywords=Christianity+and+War

Christianity and War by Laurence Vance

War is the health of the state, and the enemy of mankind. Laurence demolishes every “Christian” argument for war you’ll ever hear.

General “Must-Read” Libertarian Books

For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard

Our Enemy the State by Albert Jay Nock

Healing our World by Mary Ruwart

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism by Bob Murphy

Rollback by Thomas E. Woods

The Law by Frederic Bastiat

The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy

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Anarchy and Christianity by Jacques Ellul

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