Tag: religion

Academic Journal

Christian Ducats and Jewish Scales: Religious Currency in the Merchant of Venice

Now available in CLR Volume 4: “Christian Ducats and Jewish Scales: Religious Currency in The Merchant of Venice“ by Joshua Fullman. …

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History

Caesar and God in Context

LibertarianChristians.com is pleased to welcome Christopher Bevis in our next guest post, originally published on LewRockwell.com, entitled “Caesar and God …

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History

ISIS, the Crusades, and Religious Violence

With the savage violence being reported daily from the Middle East, and with news of the recent Christian martyrs in Libya, what to do and how to respond has been a hotly debated topic. In most conversations, the only points of debate are how much military power needs to be exerted and how swiftly these powers should act. While this is expected of mainstream political players which are essentially characterized by their use of force, such attitudes are becoming increasingly more common in Christian circles.

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Christian Worldview

The Person and His Society

By Edmund Opitz, originally published in the January 1981 edition of The Freeman. He is the author of The Libertarian …

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Christian Worldview

Where Christian Libertarians Part Ways with Ayn Rand

Christian theology begins with a creative process, which God himself executes and deems good. From there, filling and subduing his …

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Book Reviews

Does Religion Cause Violence? (Book Review)

There is no shortage of new books on the relationship between religion/theology and violence. Does Religion Cause Violence? is the second from …

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Politics

An Alternative View on Taxes

The centuries immediately before and after the 100s CE in the Greco-Roman world were increasingly violent. There were frequent uprisings, …

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Culture

Stones Cry Out: How Jesus Ends the State

This guest post is from Christians For Liberty 2016 Conference speaker David Gornoski, and originally appeared on FEE.org. Warning: The …

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Christian Worldview

American Idol: How the State Attempts to Replace God

The Christians for Liberty 2014 Conference has come and gone, but now we get to post the videos from the …

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Culture

The Religion of Statism

An image has been making the rounds on Facebook recently suggesting that statism is not much different from a religion. …

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Book Reviews

Can Ayn Rand and Christianity hold a civil conversation? A review of “The Soul of Atlas”

Book review of The Soul of Atlas by Mark Henderson. 2013 Reason Publishing, 246 pages. http://soulofatlas.com Although libertarians have been …

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Book Reviews

God’s Own Party?

Review of Daniel K. Williams, God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right (Oxford University Press, 2012), ix + …

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Christian Worldview

How critical is a Christian Worldview to Libertarianism?

Today I received an email from the Christian Post to comment on a recent speech by Institute for Faith, Work, …

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Culture

Should the Ten Commandments be posted?

Someone asked me what I thought about the Ten Commandments being posted inside or in front of courthouses. My short answer is: what’s the point?, who cares?, and this is much ado about nothing. My long answer is what follows.

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Culture

Our Disordered Lives

By Rev. Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This essay …

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News

Power Couple Religion and Politics File for Divorce! (News of the Week/Month, Feb. 10, 2013 Edition)

I have not done a news post in some time, so I have a lot of links piled up for …

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Libertarianism

Is there a difference between “libertarian Christianity” and “Christian libertarianism”?

All-I-Am-Is-Yours asks: I am trying to better understand the intellectual foundations behind the similarities of both libertarianism and christianity, however …

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News

News of the Week, Aug. 26, 2012 Edition: Crucifixion Hoaxes?

Recapping the interesting and significant news and articles of the past week. A hoax has been traversing the net recently …

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Christian Worldview

Abortion, Religion, and the Presidency

Some Republicans have floated the name of Condoleezza Rice to be the running mate of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt …

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Christian Worldview

Socialism is not Christian

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article originally …

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Theology

Religion as a Firm

Any time individuals wish to exchange with one another there are transaction costs. The cost of travelling to the location …

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Politics

The Year of the Bible in Pennsylvania

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania House passed a resolution by a vote of 193-0 declaring 2012 the Year of the …

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Politics

Time for a Drink

While eating in a restaurant in the Atlanta airport recently, I noticed that the restaurant’s bar was closed and — …

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Appearances

Religion and Libertarianism at ASC 2011

In this week’s podcast we get to hear from Laurence Vance on Religion and Libertarianism, the subject of his talk …

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History

No Continuing City: The Paradox of a Christian Society

Benedict of Nursia pictured the ideal monastery as “a little state, which could serve as a model for the new …

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Culture

Why Are So Many Protestants Capitalists But Not Libertarians?

Protestant Christians (with the exception of some “emerging church” types) overwhelmingly support free-markets and fiscal prudence on the part of …

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History

The Lasting Influence of Schleiermacher and Kierkegaard

Let us take a brief departure from politics to some theological history, shall we? Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) and Søren Kierkegaard …

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Libertarianism

Is Catholicism anti-Libertarian?

My good friend Daniel Coleman, who is Catholic and a libertarian, had an interesting email exchange with Dr. Tom Woods …

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Theology

Edmund Opitz – Minister to Liberty

If a patron saint for the libertarian movement were to be chosen, at the top of the list would be Rev. Edmund A. Opitz, minister and theologian for liberty. He was a good friend of Murray Rothbard and many others in the freedom movement—he was present from the beginning and knew almost everyone. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Opitz called the church to an integrated understanding of religion, economics, and individual liberty. He passed away in 2006, creating a void yet to be filled but leaving this world much better than he had found it.

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