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Topic: Forms of Government

Though the Bible does not directly prescribe a particular form of earthly government, it does advance principles by which statecraft should be evaluated. God speaks to national as well as ecclesiastical constitutions.

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"On Civil Government" -- Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)
"The Foundation of the English Constitution" -- The Magna Carta (1215)
"Take Two Tablets" -- John Calvin (1509 - 1564)
"A Prefatory Address to King Francis I" -- John Calvin (1509 - 1564)
"Structure Alone Is Not Enough" -- American Government (18th Century)
"Pursuing a Principled Government" -- John Witherspoon (1723 - 1794)
"The Government God Endorses" -- Isaac Backus (1724 - 1806)
"Strictly Applying a Constitution" -- William Cushing (1732 - 1810)
"'Like a Whale through a Net'" -- John Adams (1735 - 1826)
"Prophet of Equality?" -- Francois Noel Babeuf (1760 - 1797)
"The Sovereign Will of the Majority?" -- John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)
"Within Limits: Collectivism & Individualism" -- Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
"A Legislating Judiciary" -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
"Christian Outlook versus Buddhist Inlook" -- G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)
"Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" -- Ludwig von Mises (1881 – 1973)
"The True Ground of Democracy" -- C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)
"Don't Do Me Any Favors" -- C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963) public
"A Sense of Proportion Is the Foundation of Political Wisdom" -- Wilhelm Röpke (1899 – 1966)
"Central Planning Destroys Democracy" -- F. A. Hayek (1899 - 1992)
"The Spiritual Night of Communism" -- Whittaker Chambers (1901 –1961)
"'The Christians should not remain rulers and sovereigns'" -- Abul A’la Maududi (1903 - 1979)
"Praying for the Evil Empire" -- Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
"Preferred Not Required" -- Carl F. H. Henry (1913 - 2003)
"Marxism Is Unchristian" -- Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013)
"The Morality of Capitalism" -- Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013)
"Democracy: A Christian Concept?" -- Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013)
"Ruling through the Courts: The Strategy of the 'New Class'" -- Robert Bork (1927 - )
"A 'Christian Communist'?" -- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)
"The Most Oppressive Tyranny" -- Charles Colson (1931 - 2012)
"The Moral Foundation of Capitalism" -- Michael Novak (1933 – )
"The Great Comparative Experiment" -- Michael Novak (1933 – )
"Politics Integral to the Gospel" -- Paul B. Henry (1942 - 1993)
"More than Money" -- Donald A. Carson (1946 - )
"Power & Tyranny" -- George Orwell (1903 - 1950)
"Absolute Worship of the Leader" -- North Korea (2000)
"'Sharia Law must be abolished'" -- German Islamic Organisations Against Sharia (2009)