Christian Libertarianism (This is NOT a Contradiction in terms)

From: Trent Whalin

Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 10:29 AM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Christian Libertarian defenses

Hi Dr. Block,

I was wondering if you could point me to any specifically Christian works defending Libertarianism and less government intrusion, whether modern or early?

Most of what I run across tend to be either Theonomy or Christendom era treatises on how the government/magistratr should go about punishing heretics a la Bucer.

Thanks!

-Trent

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Dear Trent:

Here is some material:

1. Woods, Thomas. 2007. “An Open Letter to the Catholic Community in Behalf of Ron Paul,” November, 21; https://www.lewrockwell.com/woods/woods83.html

2. Block, Walter E. 2007. “An Open Letter to the Jewish Community in Behalf of Ron Paul, Part I,” November 3; https://www.lewrockwell.com/block/block88.html

3. Block, Walter E. 2007. “An Open Letter to the Jewish Community in Behalf of Ron Paul, Part II,” November 20; https://www.lewrockwell.com/block/block89.html

4. Higgins, Robert. 2007. “Open Letter to Mormons Regarding Ron Paul,” November 29;

https://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/higgins1.html

5. Reeve, Chris. 2007. “Open Letter to Mormons Regarding Ron Paul, Part II: The Book of Mormon Has a Dim View of Taxation,” December 12; https://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/reeve1.html

6. Hussain, Ali. 2007. “Open Letter to American Muslims on behalf of Ron Paul,” December 5; https://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/ali1.html

7. Carlton, Clark. 2007. “An Open Letter to Orthodox Christians, on Behalf of Ron Paul,” November 28; https://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/carlton1.html

8. Vance, Laurence M. 2007. “An Open Letter to the Protestant Community in Behalf of Ron Paul,” November 14; https://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance127.html

Hyde, Joseph and Walter E. Block. 2018. “Oeconomia Suffocato: The Origins of Antipathy Toward Free Enterprise Among Catholic Intelligentsia.” Studia Humana. Vol 7, No. 2, pp. 3-14; DOI: 10.2478/sh-2018-0006; http://studiahumana.com/wyd,26.html

Ritenour, Shawn. 2010. Foundations of Economics: A Christian View. Wipf and Stock, Publishers. http://wipfandstock.com/store/Foundations_of_Economics_A_Christian_View

http://www.foundationsofeconomics.com

Woods, Thomas E. Jr. 2005. The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield; http://www.amazon.com/Church-Market-Catholic-Defense-Economics/dp/0739110365/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226622645&sr=8-1

Woods, Thomas. 2007. “An Open Letter to the Catholic Community in Behalf of Ron Paul,” November, 21; https://www.lewrockwell.com/woods/woods83.html

England, Randy. 2014. “The Catholic Case For Libertarianism: The Golden Rule.” July 14; https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/randy-england/can-a-catholic-be-a-libertarian/

Woods, Tom. 2014. “Is Libertarianism Un-Catholic?” June 9;

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/06/thomas-woods/takedown-of-a-left-wing-cardinal/

McMakin, Ryan. 2014. “Pope’s Right-Hand Man Joins Anti-Market Crusade.” June 4; http://bastiat.mises.org/2014/06/popes-right-hand-man-joins-anti-market-crusade/

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