Tag: Christian anarchism

Christian Worldview

Does the Reformed Doctrine of Inerrancy Threaten Christian Libertarians?

The Libertarian Christian Institute is an ecumenical Christian organization which brings together Christians from a variety of theological backgrounds. Though …

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Politics

Anarchism, Minarchism, and Legitimacy in Civil Governance

Among Christian libertarians, as with other libertarians, there are differing views concerning the legitimacy, necessity, and inevitability of the state. For …

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Economics

Anarcho-capitalism, explained by a Christian

My friend Anand Venigalla is a young Christian man with a great desire to learn about and explain Christian libertarian …

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Theology

Libertarians, Inerrancy, and the Problem of Romans 13

Romans 13 and Inerrancy Theology, liberty, and economics are my favorite topics to study, debate, or teach, especially when they …

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Featured

Theology doesn’t begin and end with Romans 13

On Easter Sunday, I joined a Facebook thread where the role of government and Romans 13 were discussed. A number …

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Christian Worldview

Bob Murphy on Christians and Anarchism

When Bob Murphy isn’t posing as a Progressive interviewer of allegedly neo-confederate authors, he’s busy writing his own books and articles. Murphy, a …

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News

Joseph Sobran, reluctant anarchist and Christian libertarian, 1946-2010

Joseph Sobran now rests with the Prince of Peace. This great Christian libertarian valued truth above all, and fought the …

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Politics

Tolstoy On Violent Revolution

Running on the coat-tails of yesterday’s post, here is an excerpt I found particularly interesting in The Kingdom of God …

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Book Reviews

Leo Tolstoy Against the State

Russian writer Leo Tolstoy is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. War and Peace and Anna Karenina have inspired millions over the last century. Less well-known about Tolstoy, though, is that his interpretation of Christian ethics has had a profound effect upon the world, especially regarding non-resistance and pacifism. In this paper, I will examine the development of these themes in Tolstoy’s philosophy as they appear in The Kingdom of God is Within You.

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Theology

Leo Tolstoy and Non-Resistance

Russian writer Leo Tolstoy is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. War and Peace and Anna Karenina have inspired millions over the last century. Less well-known about Tolstoy, though is that he had a profound effect upon many due to his interpretation of Christian ethics, especially regarding non-resistance and pacifism. In 1884, he expounded upon his beliefs in What I Believe, and this work was promptly banned in Russia for its negative depiction of the state and the Russian church. After the book had spread throughout the world and garnered attention, Russian secular and religious intellectuals began attacking his ideas. The Kingdom of God is Within You, published in 1894, is a further explanation of his beliefs and a response to his opponents.

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Book Reviews

Anarchy and Christianity

Anarchy and Christianity is a short work presenting the essentials of Ellul’s political philosophy with respect to Scripture. It reads in a scholarly manner, especially with his references to historical and textual criticism and the assumption that the reader knows something about Marxian class theory, historical theological traditions, and even a bit of Greek

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President's Blog

Was J.R.R. Tolkien a Libertarian?

Could J.R.R. Tolkien, most famous for his splendid Lord of the Rings Trilogy, have been a libertarian? Well, strictly speaking …

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