The Protestant Libertarian Podcast

Ep 60: The Case Against Christian Nationalism

May 16, 2023 Alex Bernardo
Ep 60: The Case Against Christian Nationalism
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The Protestant Libertarian Podcast
Ep 60: The Case Against Christian Nationalism
May 16, 2023
Alex Bernardo

In this episode, I respond to Stephen Wolfe’s popular book The Case for Christian Nationalism, which has become the most significant written work on modern Christian nationalism. Based on a drafted review I wrote for the Libertarian Christian Institute, I look at six important concepts that Wolfe outlines in his book and respond to each of them. I critique Wolfe’s presentation of Christian nationalism with Biblical interpretation, theology, and political philosophy. If you need a concise primer on Christian nationalism and the Christian libertarian response, this is the show for you! Here are the six concepts we cover in the show: 

 I. Defining ‘Christian Nationalism’
II. Nationalism and Government are a Part of God’s Good Creation
III. A Christian Nation Needs Christian Laws
IV. The Christian Prince
V. The Justification of Violent Revolution
VI. American History 

 

 Media Referenced:
Stephen Wolfe, The Case for Christian Nationalism
Philip Gorski and Samuel Perry, The Flag and the Cross
F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
James Lindsay on Christian Nationalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=123ccXk3O8Q

 
The Protestant Libertarian Podcast is a project of the Libertarian Christian Institute and a part of the Christians For Liberty Network. The Libertarian Christian Institute can be found at www.libertarianchristians.com.

 Questions, comments, suggestions? Please reach out to me at theprotestantlibertarian@gmail.com.  You can also follow the podcast on Twitter: @prolibertypod. For more about the show, you can go to theprotestantlibertarianpodcast.com. If you like the show and want to support it, you can! Check out the Protestant Libertarian Podcast page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theplpodcast. Also, please consider giving me a star rating and leaving me a review, it really helps expand the shows profile! Thanks!

Show Notes

In this episode, I respond to Stephen Wolfe’s popular book The Case for Christian Nationalism, which has become the most significant written work on modern Christian nationalism. Based on a drafted review I wrote for the Libertarian Christian Institute, I look at six important concepts that Wolfe outlines in his book and respond to each of them. I critique Wolfe’s presentation of Christian nationalism with Biblical interpretation, theology, and political philosophy. If you need a concise primer on Christian nationalism and the Christian libertarian response, this is the show for you! Here are the six concepts we cover in the show: 

 I. Defining ‘Christian Nationalism’
II. Nationalism and Government are a Part of God’s Good Creation
III. A Christian Nation Needs Christian Laws
IV. The Christian Prince
V. The Justification of Violent Revolution
VI. American History 

 

 Media Referenced:
Stephen Wolfe, The Case for Christian Nationalism
Philip Gorski and Samuel Perry, The Flag and the Cross
F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
James Lindsay on Christian Nationalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=123ccXk3O8Q

 
The Protestant Libertarian Podcast is a project of the Libertarian Christian Institute and a part of the Christians For Liberty Network. The Libertarian Christian Institute can be found at www.libertarianchristians.com.

 Questions, comments, suggestions? Please reach out to me at theprotestantlibertarian@gmail.com.  You can also follow the podcast on Twitter: @prolibertypod. For more about the show, you can go to theprotestantlibertarianpodcast.com. If you like the show and want to support it, you can! Check out the Protestant Libertarian Podcast page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theplpodcast. Also, please consider giving me a star rating and leaving me a review, it really helps expand the shows profile! Thanks!