Tag: church history

Economics

Friedrich Hayek & the Decentralized Canon

It is not unusual for one discipline to borrow a concept from another. For example, after Darwin’s theory revolutionized biology, …

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God and Human Governments
Christian Worldview

God And Human Governments

Originally written by David Lipscomb God and Human Governments. We have received a pamphlet from the author, E.R. Craven, entitled, …

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HISTORY AND RELATIONSHIP OF EARLY CHRISTIANS TO CIVIL GOVERNMENT
Christian Worldview

History and Relationship of Early Christians to Civil Government

This article was originally written by David Lipscomb for the Gospel Advocate in two parts in 1867 and 1868. While …

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Book Reviews

Reparations: Good or Bad?

Slavery is offensive and incompatible with the principles of freedom and freedom minded people, but it is a part of US and world history. Wrestling with this history and deciding what to do has many perspectives. One perspective involves paying reparations: monetary compensation for damage caused. This review is not a comment on the legitimacy of reparations, rather it is a review of the book, authored by Kwon and Thompson, which strives to call the church in America to repent for its part and participation in the slave trade.

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Christian Worldview

Violence Will Not Save Us

As I have previously written, the early Christian virtue of patience (and therefore non-violence) and the libertarian Non-Aggression Principle are …

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Christian Worldview

Does God Take Part in Wars?

The article below was written in January 1866 by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of Christ in …

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History

How Private Generosity Embarrassed the Greatest Empire of the West

It was the early 360s CE. Emperor Julian (361-363) paced the floor nervously amidst his secretaries. There was a fresh …

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Academic Journal

Abstract: An Extended Review of Boyd’s Crucifixion of The Warrior God (Gausling)

Title: An Extended Review of Boyd’s Crucifixion of the Warrior God  Author: Nick Gausling Abstract: Gregory Boyd’s Crucifixion of the Warrior God …

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Theology

Joseph Judson Taylor, Man of Peace

Since the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, two words that have rarely been seen together are “Baptist” and “pacifist.” We have instead been subject to things like high-profile Baptist leader Jerry Falwell writing a defense of the Iraq war titled “God Is Pro-War” …

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History

The Great and (Un)Holy War

One would think that if there is any group of people that would be opposed to war it would be Christians. After all, they claim to worship the Prince of Peace. But such is not the case now, and such was not the case 100 years ago during the Great War that we now call World War I.

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Book Reviews

Christians and the Communist Boogeyman

David E. Settje, Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars (NYU Press, 2011), xi + 233 …

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History

Erasmus on the Just War

“The most just of wars brings with it a train of evils—if indeed any war can really be called just.” …

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History

Erasmus on Soldiers

“Who could possibly tell how many hardships these idiots of soldiers put up with in their camps? And they deserve …

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History

Erasmus on Christianity and War: Christian War Fever

“I simply admit that I have written some rather distasteful things for the purpose of frightening Christians away from the …

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History

Erasmus on the Evils of War

“Since we see that there is hardly ever any respite from wars, which normally arise from the ambition or anger …

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History

Alexander Campbell, Tolbert Fanning, David Lipscomb: A Nineteenth-Century Anti-War Triumvirate

A shorter version of this essay was presented at the 2013 Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute. Alexander …

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Libertarianism

Are there any notable Christian libertarian scholars?

At the Christian libertarian FAQ page, J. asks: Are there any notable 20th century Christian libertarian scholars or philosophers? After …

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