Conservatism and libertarianism, at heart, are at odds. Conservatives hold that society is no mere temporary contrivance, but based on ‘Eternal Contract,’ as it were.
“Love of home” is central to conservative political philosophy. We at the Reformed Conservative contend that Oikophilia is a biblical concept.
To be fair a theory of equality is a necessary element in the sciences of philosophy, anthropology, and civics. In what ways are all men…
The recent call to say “Farewell” to Jonathan Edwards was replaced with a more manageable observation to take the good and dismiss the bad. This initial call was based on Edwards’s ownership of a female slave named Venus. Let’s assume two propositions. First, in order to examine the rationality of the present “cancel culture,” suppose the first impulse to bid Edwards farewell remained as the unvarnished desire and, thus, something we would attempt to do. What would the advice be in such an instance? Stop reading Jonathan Edwards? Ignore any Edwardsean influence in American culture or evangelical theology?
Abraham Kuyper used his massive intellect and top-flight educational achievements to wage war against the destructive forces of Modernism. He wrote, “it must be felt that in Modernism the vast energy of an all-embracing life-system assails us, then also it mush be understood that we have to take our stand in a life-system of equally comprehensive and far-reaching power.” He then asserted that the alternative “life-system” was the comprehensive worldview of Calvinism.
Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution have been demonized as unredeemable evils. The argument is simple: capitalism has increased poverty.