Theonomy Library

Biblical Defense of Theonomy
Commentaries

Commentary on the Whole Bible (Unabridged) by Matthew Henry

Exposition of the Bible by John Gill

Annotations upon the Holy Bible: Volume One (Genesis through Job) by Matthew Poole

Annotations upon the Holy Bible: Volume Two (Psalms through Malachi) by Matthew Poole

Annotations upon the Holy Bible: Volume Three (Matthew through Revelation) by Matthew Poole

Harmony of the Law: Volume One by John Calvin

Harmony of the Law: Volume Two by John Calvin

Harmony of the Law: Volume Three by John Calvin

Harmony of the Law: Volume Four by John Calvin

Commentaries on the Pentateuch: Volume I: Genesis by R. J. Rushdoony

Commentaries on the Pentateuch: Volume II: Exodus by R. J. Rushdoony

Commentaries on the Pentateuch: Volume III: Leviticus by R. J. Rushdoony

Commentaries on the Pentateuch: Volume IV: Numbers by R. J. Rushdoony

Commentaries on the Pentateuch: Volume V: Deuteronomy by R. J. Rushdoony


Lordship of Christ

Books
Ruler of the Nations by Gary DeMar

Articles

Civil Rulers

Books


Heresies
The Kinist Heresy: A Biblical Critique of Racism by Brian Schwertley 

Refuting Kinism by Steve C. Halbrook (part 1part 2part 3part 4)

The Kinist Tower of Babel by Steve C. Halbrook

Kinism is not pro-Theonomy, but anti-Theonomy by Steve C. Halbrook

Ku Klux Kinism? Striking Similarities between Kinism and the KKK  

Influential Kinist site Advocates the Ku Klux Klan 

R. J. Rushdoony versus Kinism by Steve C. Halbrook

Beware of Ted R. Weiland by Steve C. Halbrook


Biblical Law

Books

The First Commandment by Brian Schwertley

The Christian Sabbath Examined, Proved, Applied by Brian Schwertley

What Penalty for Child-Molesting and Rape? by Francis Nigel Lee

Is the Death Penalty Just? by Phillip G. Kayser

Articles

The Sabbath and Modern Industrial Civilization: A Critique of Gary North's "The Economics of Sabbath Keeping" by Brian Schwertley

Government by William O. Einwechter

The Sine Qua Non of Enduring Freedom by John W. Robbins

The Trayvon Martin Controversy and Biblical Justice by Steve C. Halbrook (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Yes, the Bible does Explicitly Teach Law Categories by Steve C. Halbrook

On Burning Books and Demolishing Idols by Steve C. Halbrook (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Torture: A Biblical Critique by Phillip G. Kayser

The Ethics of Organ Transplants by Phillip G. Kayser

Why I Reject Autonomous Liberty by James Brown, Jr.

Economics

Articles

The Ethics and Economics of Health Care by John W. Robbins

10 Costs of "Free" Government Healthcare by Steve C. Halbrook

War

Articles


The Soldier's Catechism

The New Model Army's Laws and Ordinances of War



Heinrich Bullinger on Waging War Biblically

Stonewall Jackson and the Black Flag

The Bible and the Draft by John W. Robbins


Narragansett Indians Threaten the Pilgrims - and How the Pilgrims Respond

The Prince of Conde on Trusting in God for Military Victory

Immigration

Border Meltdown: Biblical Principles to Address our Immigration Crisis by Steve C. Halbrook

Bordered Liberty: the Immigration Policy of the Pilgrims and Puritans by Steve C. Halbrook

Resistance

Self Defense

The Bible and Self-Defense by William O. Einwechter

Interposition

A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants by Junius Brutus

Does Saul's Anointing Oppose Interposition? Historical Perspectives

The Doctrine of Non-Partiality as a Basis for the Interposition of Lesser Magistrates by Steve C. Halbrook

Eschatology 

Books


He Shall Have Dominion: A Postmillennial Eschatology by Ken L. Gentry, Jr.

The Victory of Christian Culture: An Exposition of Isaiah 65:17-25
 by Daniel F. N. Ritchie

Ecclesiology

Books

Imperious Presbyterianism
 by Kevin Reed  


Family/Education

Articles

John Knox on the Place of Women

Children in Public Schools: Light to the World, or Human Sacrifice? by Steve C. Halbrook

Does Scripture Teach 1) Consistent Male Headship, or 2) that Parents Have Equal Authority in Raising Children? by Steve C. Halbrook

Mature Daughters: A Mentoring Checklist for Daughters and Young Women by Phillip G. Kayser

History

Books

King Alfred the Great and our Common Law by Francis Nigel Lee

The Reformation and Dutch Political Culture by Daniel F. N. Ritchie

The Protector: A Vindication by Merle D'Aubigne

Articles

Theonomy in the Middle Ages: The Case of Thomas Aquinas by Marc A. Clauson

Sola Scriptura and Civil Government: Part 1: The Regulative Principle of the State as Advocated in the Reformation by Steve C. Halbrook

Covenanter Theonomy by Vindiciae Legis

Persecuted for Theonomy? Charles II Targets Scottish Covenanters for Advocating the Judicial Laws of Moses by Steve C. Halbrook

In Defense of Oliver Cromwell by Steve C. Halbrook (part 1part 2part 3)

Pilgrim Profiles (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)






Theonomy Quotes/Commentary

Early Church

Athanasius on Church and State Restraining Heresy

Firmicus Maternus: Early Christianity's Theonomy Apologist

Ambrose Praises Theodosius for Destroying Idolatry

Augustine of Hippo's Defense of Christ's Lordship Over Civil Government

More Pre-Reformation Theonomy

Charlemagne on Following Josiah's Example in Restoring Biblical Worship

Alfred the Great on the Applicability of Matthew 5:17-19 to Civil Law

German Reformation

Early Lutheranism and Old Testament Civil Law: Not the Two Kingdoms Theology you Thought it Was

Martin Bucer: Rulers that are Severe with Wolves are Merciful to the Sheep

Swiss Reformation

Ulrich Zwingli: Rulers ought to be Christians

William Farel on Criminalizing the Promotion of Heresy

John Calvin encourages Queen Jeanne d'Albret to advance the Christian Religion

John Calvin writes to Renee de France about Criminalizing the Mass

John Calvin encourages Lord Protector Edward Seymour to Suppress Subversives

Bullinger Defends Calvin on the Execution of Servetus

Henry Bullinger on Laws against Anti-Trinitarian Heretics

French Reformation

Jeanne d'Albret: Biblical Rulers destroy High Places

The Prince of Conde on Trusting in God for Military Victory

English Reformation

Richard Hakluyt on the Duty of Rulers to Advance Christianity 

Theonomy in the Early English Reformers: John Wycliffe and William Tyndale on a Ruler's Duties

William Tyndale on Tyrants and Judgment 

A godly Ruler's Inauguration: The Coronation of Edward VI

Edward VI: Rulers must Govern by the Bible

Thomas Cranmer Charges Edward VI to Destroy Idolatry

The Prayer of a Theonomist: Edward Seymour's Prayer to Glorify God as Lord Protector of England

Lady Jane Grey's Proclamation to Garner Support, and Warning about the Dominion of Papists

Cromwellian Era

John Owen on Old Testament Civil Law

John Owen on the Duty of Rulers to Protect Biblical Worship

Oliver Cromwell on Christian Unity, Compulsion, and the Sword of the State


More Post-Reformation Theonomy

The State's Obligations Regarding the Church (Wilhelmus à Brakel)

Matthew Henry on Christianity in National Constitutions

Matthew Henry on Isaiah 49:23 and Rulers Supporting the Church

John Gill: Best Governments come nearest to the Commonwealth of Israel

Jonathan Edwards on God as the Supreme Magistrate

John Wesley on the Political Subversiveness of Catholicism

Prayer as a Means of Dominion (Charles Spurgeon)

Early America

Rulers Must Adopt the Judicial Laws of Moses and Defend God's Honor (Nathaniel Morton)

John Cotton Answers Accusations that Oliver Cromwell is a Dangerous Usurper 

John Eliot on the Duties of all Rulers

Later America

Why Religion has Everything to do with Politics (John Mitchell Mason)



Theonomy Applied

Old Testament

The Reformation of King Asa

Early Christendom 

Emperor Constantine's Suppression of Idolatry and Heresy

Constantine's Sabbath Enforcement

Constantine's War to Liberate Persecuted Christians

Emperor Theodosius Ends the Pagan Olympics

Theodosius II's Laws against non-Christian Religions and Heretical Sects

The Justinian Code's Law against Graven Images of Jesus

The British Isles (prior to the Reformation)

King Cratilinth of Scotland: Third Century Defender of Christianity

Patrick of Ireland ("Saint Patrick") influences Celtic Christianity to adopt Biblical Civil Law 

Alfred the Great's Capital Sanctions

Protections for Slaves in the Code of Alfred

King Canute's Charter of Liberties

William the Conqueror and Theocentric Law

William the Conqueror's Slave Laws

Queen Margaret of Scotland's Lord's Day Enforcement

More Pre-Reformation Theonomy

Laws from Charlemagne's "Capitulatio de partibus Saxoniae"

Charlemagne's Capitulary of 802

The Theocratic Rule of the Visigoth Kings


The Reign of Stephen I of Hungary

Jan Zizka: Warrior, Hussite Reformer, Theonomist

Reformation Geneva

Crime and Punishment in Calvin's Geneva between February 1562 and February 1563

The Sentence against Michael Servetus

The French Reformation

The Ecclesiastical Ordinances of Jeanne d'Albret

The Prince of Conde's Treaty to Further Peace and Glorify God

The godly French Huguenot Army

Gaspard de Coligny's Reforms of the French Military

Gaspard de Coligny's efforts to protect Protestants from Persecution

The Rule of the United Provinces of the Midi

The English Reformation/post-Reformation

Hugh Latimer Supports England's Iconoclastic Movement

The Royal Injunctions of Edward VI

Edward VI Criminalizes the Promotion of Freewill Theology

Iconoclasm during Edward Seymour's Protectorate

Sir Francis Walsingham: Spymaster, Diplomat, and Defender of Protestantism

Sir Francis Walsingham Employs Espionage to Suppress Catholicism

Sir William Blackstone on Offenses against God and Religion

Military Regulations of Henry Cary, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Oliver Cromwell's Military Decree against harming Irish Civilians

The New Model Army's Laws and Ordinances of War

Ruler Qualifications during the Cromwellian Protectorate 

The Instrument of Government and Christian Tolerance


King William of Orange and Blasphemy 


More Reformation-era Theonomy

Frederick III's Iconoclasm

Military Laws of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden 

Reformation Scotland's Overlap between Church Discipline and Punishments for Civil Crimes

More Recent


General George Washington's Prohibitions of Blasphemy


"Rules for Indian Courts" Bans Pagan Practices


The Lord's Day Act in Canada

Contemporary Theonomy


Tonga's Sabbath Legislation


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Dedicates Uganda to God

  
Angola First Country to Ban Islam, Destroy Mosques

Hungary's Christian-Influenced Constitution


Rand Paul's Defense of Persecuted Christians and Unborn Children



   

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