Our plan is to analyze standard evangelical and Reformed scholars to see if there is any reason why we cannot abolish the State. If you know of other commentators we should respond to, please write us.
Augustine, The Writings Against the Manichians and Against the Donatists (Augustine on the Civil Magistrate) http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/ecf/npnf104/htm/i.htm
[Barrow, Reg,] "When is Civil Government So Constituted that Christians Can Swear Allegiance To It?" The Original Covenanter and Contending Witness [magazine] http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualNLs/civgovcons.htm
________, Reformation Civil Government, http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualNLs/refcg_rb.htm
Beza, Theodore, "The Right of Magistrates Over Their Subjects," Journal of Christian Reconstruction, Volume XIV, Number 1.
Brutus, Junius, A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants, Edmonton, AB: Still Waters Revival Books, 1989 (1689). http://www.visi.com/~homelands//vindiciae/vindiciae.html
Calvin, John, “Civil Government,” Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book IV, chap xx.
Carson, Clarence B., "The Necessity for Government," in Basic Economics, Wadley, AL: American Textbook Committee, 1988.
Cromartie, Michael, ed., Caesar's Coin Revisited: Christians and the Limits of Government, Wash.D.C.: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1996.
Culver, Robert Duncan, Toward a Biblical View of Civil Government, Chicago: Moody Press, 1974.
Dabney, Robert L., “The Civil Magistrate,” Lecture LXXIII in Lectures in Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1972 (1878).
DeMar, Gary, Ruler of the Nations: Biblical Principles for Government, Ft.Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1987.
DeMar, Gary, God and Government, Atlanta: American Vision, 3 vols., 1989.
Dodds, Josiah, Essay on Civil Government, Cincinnati: Franklin 1851. http://www.covenanter.org/CivilGovt/doddsessay.htm
Dooyeweerd, Herman, The Christian Idea of the State, Nutley, NJ: The Craig Press, 1975.
Douglas, James, Essay on Civil Government http://www.covenanter.org/CivilGovt/douglasessay.htm
Durand, Greg Loren, De Legis et Gubernatis: The Christian's Duty to the Civil Magistrate, Crown Rights Book Co., 1997 http://www.crownrights.com/government/
Gentry Kenneth L., "Civil Sanctions in the New Testament, in North, Gary, ed., Theonomy: An Informed Response, Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1991.
Gillespie, Patrick, Rulers Sins: The Causes of National Judgments, or a Sermon Preached at the Fast, Upon the 26th Day of December, Prov. XIV. 34; 2 Kings XVII. 22,23; Ezek. XIX. 14, or a Sermon Preached at the Fast, Upon the 26th Day of December 1650, rp 3195 no. 02 http://www.covenanter.org/CivilGovt/rulerssins.htm
Goodman, Christopher, How Superior Powers Ought to Be Obeyed by Their Subjects, Geneva: 1558 http://fly.hiwaay.net/~pspoole/Goodman1.HTM
Hagopian, David, "Forgive Us Our Trespasses? A Biblical View of Civil Disobedience and Operation Rescue," Antithesis, May/June 1990 - Volume I, Number 3 http://www.reformed.org/webfiles/antithesis/v1n3/ant_v1n3_trespass.html
Hall, David, "From Reformation to Revolution: 1500-1650," from Saviour or Servant: Putting Government in its Place The Covenant Foundation © 1995.
Harrington, James, The Commonwealth of Oceana 1656 http://www.constitution.org/jh/oceana.htm
Hodge, Charles, “The Fifth Commandment,” Systematic Theology, vol. III, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., 1975 (1871).
Hosmer, William, The Higher Law in its Relations to Civil Government, NY: Negro Universities Press, 1969 .
Hume, David, Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth, 1754 http://www.constitution.org/dh/perfcomw.htm
Jordan, James B., The Bible and the Nations, Tyler TX: Biblical Horizons, 1988.
Knox, John, On Rebellion (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought), Roger A. Mason (Editor) Cambridge Univ Press, 1994.
Kuyper, Abraham, “Calvinism and Politics,” in Lectures on Calvinism, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., 1931 (1898).
Luther, Martin, On Secular Authority: how far does the Obedience owed to it extend? (1523) http://capo.org/premise/98/FEB/p980210.html
Madison, James. Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, Published by order of Congress. 4 volumes. Edited by Philip R. Fendall. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1865. Volume 4: 1829-1836, p.329
Maritain, Jacques, Man and the State, Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1951.
Martin, R.H., et al, Can the Oath to the Constitution of the United States be taken with the Oath Taken Maintaining a Supreme Allegiance to God and the Lord Jesus Christ? 1948?
Mayhew, Jonathan, A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers, (1750)
M’leod, Alexander, Messiah, Governor of the Nations of the Earth, New-York: Printed By T. & J. Swords, No. 160 Pearl-Street, 1803. http://www.covenanter.org/McLeod/messiahgovernor.htm
McMaster, Gilbert, The Duty of Nations, Ballston-Spa: Brown and Miller, 1810. http://www.covenanter.org/McMaster/dutyofnations.htm
McMillan, John I (1669?-1753), The Auchensaugh Renovation,
Renovation of Covenants, Auchensaugh
Milton, John, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates: Proving that it is lawful, and has been held so through all ages, for any, who have the Power, to call to account a tyrant, or wicked king, and after due conviction, to depose, and put him to death; if the ordinary magistrate has neglected, or denied to do it. And that they, who of late so much blame deposing, are the men that did it themselves. London, 1650.
Miner, David L., The Christian’s Response to Political Activism, http://www.freedomsite.net/chrstian.htm
Morecraft, Joseph, III, With Liberty and Justice for All, Sevierville, TN: Onward Press, 1991.
North, Gary, "The State's Monopoly of Vengeance," in Boundaries and Dominion: The Economics of Leviticus, Institute for Christian Economics, 1994.
North, Gary, "Editor's Introduction to Part II," in North, Gary, ed., Theonomy: An Informed Response, Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1991.
Owen, John, “Christ’s Kingdom and the Magistrate’s Power,” Sermon IX (1652), The Works of John Owen, vol. 8, ed. Goold, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1967 (1850).
Ponet, John, A Short Treatise on Political Power, and of the true obedience which subjects our to kings and other civil governors, with an Exhortation to all true and natural English men,1556 http://fly.hiwaay.net/~pspoole/Ponet1.HTM
Pratt, Lawrence, “Political Science,” in Gary North, ed., Foundations of Christian Scholarship, Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1976
Price, Greg, Biblical Civil Government versus the Beast; and, The Basis for Civil Resistance, Still Waters Revival Books 4710-37A Ave., Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 3T5 http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/BibCG_GP.htm
Rankin, F.E., "The State and the Citizen of the State: A Sermon in the First Congregational Church on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1883," Library of Congress, African American Perspectives: Pamphlets form the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907. This Sermon Online at Library of Congress
Raymond, Paul Michael, "The Civil Magistrate," Reformed Bible Church PO Box 2397 Appomattox VA 24522, http://www.hisglory.com/Paul/cm/cm001.htm
Roberts, William L., The Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, NY: R. Craighead, 1853.
Rushdoony, R.J., Christianity and the State, Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1986.
Rushdoony, R.J., “Humanistic Law,” in Hebden Taylor, The New Legality, Philadelphia: Presbyterian & Reformed Publ. Co., 1967.
Rushdoony, R.J., “Introduction,” (1968) in Herman Dooyeweerd, The Christian Idea of the State, Nutley, NJ: The Craig Press, 1975.
Rushdoony, R.J., “The Sociology of Justification,” in Politics of Guilt and Pity, Nutley, NJ: The Craig Press, 1970.
Rutherford, Samuel, Lex, Rex, Harrison, VA: Sprinkle Publications, 1980 (1644).
Shearer, J.B., Hebrew Institutions Social and Civil, Richmond, VA: Presbyterian Committee of Publications, 1910.
Singer, C. Gregg, “Gordon Clark’s View of the State,” in The Philosophy of Gordon H. Clark, Ronald Nash, ed., Philadelphia: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company, 1968.
Sproull, Thomas (1803-1892), The Loyal Archite: or, the attributes of legitimate Civil Government, Pittsburgh: Bakewell & Marthens, 71 Grant Street, 1876. http://www.covenanter.org/TSproull/archite.htm
Stevenson, T.P., Is the United States a Christian Nation? 1907?
Stevenson, T.P., What constitutes a Christian state? 1907
Sutton, Ray R., “State: Biblical and Historical,” chap. 12 in That You May Prosper: Dominion by Covenant, Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1987.
Thoburn, John, Vindiciae Magistratus, Edinburgh: D. Paterson, 1773.
Thoburn, Robert, The Christian and Politics, Tyler, TX: Thoburn Press, 1984.
Thornwell, James Henley, “Moral Government,” Lecture XI in The Collected Writings of James Henley Thornwell, Edinburgh, The Banner of Truth Trust, 1974 (1875).
Titus, Herbert H., God, Man, and Law: The Biblical Principles, Oak Brook, IL: Institute in Basic Life Principles, 1994.
Wagner, Michael, A Presbyterian Political Manifesto: Presbyterianism And Civil Government, http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/PresbPol.htm
Weaver, John, The Christian and Civil Government, Fitzgerald, GA: self-published, 1991.
Weaver, John, The Sovereignty of God and Civil Government, Fitzgerald, GA: self-published, n.d.
Willson, James M. The Subjection of Nations & Kings to Messiah,Published by Request, New-York: PRINTED BY E. CONRAD, NO. 4 FRANKFORT-STREET, 1820.
Dennis Woods Constitutional Defects: Social Compact vs. Covenant With God, Nashville: The Vantage Group, 1998.
Wylie, Richard Cameron, The Institution of civil government 1906
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