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Common Ground Between the Philosophies of Christianity and Libertarianism

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This essay is addressed primarily to members of two groups: non-Christian libertarians and non-libertarian Christians. While they often view each other with suspicion or even derision, in fact, the two worldviews are remarkably consistent. For libertarians, while there may be other good reasons for not embracing Christianity, I will illustrate that what the Bible says about government is not one of them. For Christians, I will illustrate that libertarianism is consistent with Christianity, and thus, that there is no good reason for them not to embrace libertarianism as their political philosophy.

D. Eric Schansberg, "Common Ground Between the Philosophies of Christianity and Libertarianism," Journal of Markets & Morality 5, no. 2 (Fall 2002): 439-457


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