Civil Governance

A Reformed View of Civil Governance

Civil governance is the administration of civil justice, that is, the adjudication of disputes over ‘civil’/political rights according to the God-given norms of civil justice, with the rules and enforcement that accompany it. Civil (or political) justice and rights concern legitimately coercively-enforceable normative claims on one’s person or property. In this sense, civil justice (concerning civil rights and obligations) is distinguished from the sense of what is due to others regarding properly non-civil/non-political claims. For example, that which is properly moral concerns what is loving. Violations of civil justice may always be immoral, but not vice versa. Lying and coveting are immoral, but do not necessarily involve ‘crime’, that is, the violation of civil/political right.

Podcast Episodes on a Reformed View of Civil Governance

Ever Thus to Magistrates (Presbycast w/ Gregory Baus)

A Reformed View of Romans 13 & Civil Governance

4 Common Objections to Reformed Libertarianism & Anarchism

Gregory Baus on Sphere Sovereignty (Daniel 3 Podcast)

Anarchism, Minarchism, and Legitimacy in Civil Governance

While a pregnant woman should be legally required to help the fetus survive outside of her body whenever that is possible, she should retain the legal right to evict the fetus at any time during her pregnancy.

Hosted by The Soho Forum in New York City on December 8, 2019. It featured Walter Block arguing for the resolution and Kerry Baldwin arguing against it. Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein moderated. It was an Oxford-style debate. 

Sinful Nature & The Question of the State's Necessity

Robert Murphy is a Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast “Contra Krugman.”

Murphy interviewed Kerry Baldwin to discuss her debate with Walter Block and how property rights corrects both sides of the abortion debate

Economics, Hierarchy, and the Question of the State’s Inevitability

While a pregnant woman should be legally required to help the fetus survive outside of her body whenever that is possible, she should retain the legal right to evict the fetus at any time during her pregnancy.

Hosted by The Soho Forum in New York City on December 8, 2019. It featured Walter Block arguing for the resolution and Kerry Baldwin arguing against it. Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein moderated. It was an Oxford-style debate. 

Inconceivable! The Plausibility of a Stateless Society

Robert Murphy is a Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast “Contra Krugman.”

Murphy interviewed Kerry Baldwin to discuss her debate with Walter Block and how property rights corrects both sides of the abortion debate

Civil Governance Article Archive

Resources, external links

Meddling In Other Men’s Affairs: The Case For Anarchy
http://tinyurl.com/CaseForAnarchy

Jeff Barr Render Unto Caesar: A Most Misunderstood New Testament Passage
https://mises.org/wire/render-unto-caesar-most-misunderstood-new-testament-passage

Rocco Stanzione, Render Unto Caesar
https://truthandliberty.me/2019/08/22/render-unto-caesar/

Theonomy’s Dispensational Hermeneutic by Lee Irons
https://www.the-highway.com/theonomy-hermeneutic_Irons.html

The Eschatology of Hebrews 2:1-4: A Critical Appraisal of the Thermionic Thesis by Lane Tipton
https://www.kerux.com/doc/1501A1.asp

Critique of Theonomy; a Taxonomy by T. David Gordon
https://mereliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/theonomy.pdf

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