Resources for a Christian worldview

Politics resources/ bibliography

Craig Bartholomew, Jonathan Chaplin, and Al Wolters, eds., A Royal Priesthood: The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002. 

Jonathan Chaplin

1992. Politics and the Parties: When Christians Disagree. Leicester: IVP, 1992
1995. ‘Dooyeweerd's Notion of Societal Structural Principles’. Philosophia Reformata 60 : 16-36.

1997. 'Catholic Political Thought: What Can Evangelicals Learn' Transformation 14 (3:10.

1998. “Christian Theories of Democracy.” In Contemporary Political Studies, 1998, Volume II, edited by Andrew Dobson and Jeffrey Stanyer. UK: Political Studies Association of the UK, 1998.

1999. Faith in the State: The Peril and Promise of Christian Politics. Toronto: ICS. 

2000. “Beyond Liberal Restraint: Defending Religiously Based Arguments in Law and Public Policy.” University of British Columbia Law Review 33/3 (2000): 617-646.

2000. ‘Silencing the Silencers: Reclaiming a Christian Voice in Political Debate’. Pro Rege 29 (1).

2003. ‘On Globalization: An Exercise in Public Theology’. Comment (Spring).

2006. ‘Rejecting Neutrality, Respecting Diversity: From ‘Liberal Pluralism’ to ‘Christian Pluralism’'. Christian Scholar's Review .

Jon Chaplin and Paul Marshall (ed.) 1994. Political Theory and Christian Vision: Essays in Memory of Bernard Zylstra. Lanham MD: University Press of America.

Roy Clouser 1999 'A non-reductionist theory of the State' The Myth of Religious Neutrality Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press ch 13.

Jan Dengerink 'The idea of justice' Westminster Theological Journal, XXXIX (Fall): 1–59.

Jan Dengerink 1978. The Idea of Justice in Christian Perspective. Toronto: Wedge.

Herman Dooyeweerd

  1975. Christian Idea of the State. Craig Press.

  1997. Essays in Legal, Social, and Political Philosophy. Alan M. Cameron et al (ed.). The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd, Series B, Volume 2, pp. 121–55.

  2004. Political Philosophy. Daniël Strauss (ed.). The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd, Series D, Volume 1 (2004), pp. 17–47. 

  2010. The Crisis in Humanist Political Theory Collected Works Series B Volume 7. (ed D F M Strauss and H van Dyke)  Paideia Press

Stuart Fowler The State in the light of the Scriptures. Potchefstroom:IRS, 1988 F2 No.46

Albert Gedraitis 1972. Worship and Politics. Toronto: Wedge.

Chris Gousmett 1999. Christianity and politics: a reformational perspective. Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO. Reeks F1 No 384.

Bob Goudzwaard 1984 Idols of our Time. Downers Grove: IVP

Sander Griffioen 1981 Facing the New Corporatism Toronto: CLAC

William A. Harper and Theodore R. Malloch 1981. Where are we now? The State of Christian Political Reflection UPA.

E L Hebden Taylor 1969. The Christian Philosophy of Law, Politics, and the State (Craig Press)

David Koyzis

  1997. ‘Canadian Election Accentuates Divisions Once Again,’ Public Justice Report (July-August). 1997. ‘A Call to Reform the Canadian Electoral System,’ Public Justice Report (July-August).

  2001. Symposium: The Future of Federalism,’ Comment (July-August): 14-15.

  2000. ‘Voter turnout and competitive politics,’ Public Justice Report 23 (3).

  2002. ‘Differentiated Responsibility and the Challenge of Religious Diversity,’ Journal of Markets & Morality 5 (1) (spring 2002): 199-207.

  2003. Political Visions and Illusions (Downers Grove: IVP).

  2004. ‘Christianity and Liberalism: Two Alternative Religious Approaches,’ the New Pantagruel: Hymns in the Whorehouse, (Summer) 1 (3).

  2004. ‘Making a Good Constitution Better: A Response to Janet Ajzenstat,’ Comment (Work Research Foundation) (Winter): 15-21.


Abraham Kuyper1991. Problem of Poverty ed Jim Skillen. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans

Abraham Kuyper 1931 Lectures on Calvinism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans)


Paul Marshall.

  1986. Thine is the Kingdom (Basingstoke: Marshalls)

  1991. A Calvinist Political Theory Potchefstroom: IRS, F1 no 283, 1991.

  2002. God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics (Rowman & Littlefield).

Rockne McCarthy et al.1981. Society, State, School: A Case for Structural and Confessional Pluralism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Henry Meeter 1990 (6th edn)The Basic ideas of CalvinismThe Theological and Political Ideas (revised by Paul Marshall) Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.

Richard Mouw 1983. Politics and the Biblical Drama Grand Rapids: Baker Book House

Monsma, Stephen V. 1994. Pursuing Justice in a Sinful World. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1984.

H E Runner 1962. Scriptural Religion and Political Task Guardian Pub Co.

Gary Scott Smith 1989. God and Politics: Four Views on the Reformation of Civil Government P&R Publishing

Timothy R. Sherratt and Ronald P. Manhurin 1995. Saints as Citizens: A Guide to Public Responsibilities for Christians. Baker Books and The Center for Public Justice.

Jim Skillen see the full bibliography here and Wearne (2008)

Skillen, James and Rockne M. McCarthy (ed) 1991. Political Order and the Plural Structure of Society. Emory University, Scholars Press, 1991. Spykman, Gordon, et al. 1988. Let My People Live: Faith and Struggle in Central America. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

Alan Storkey 1979. A Christian Social Perspective Leicester: IVP.

Alan Storkey 2005. Jesus and Politics Grand Rapids: Baker.

Henk vand der Laan Communism in a Christian Perspective. PU for CHE, 1983 Series F2 No 22.

B J van der Walt

    1981. No.18 Why the State? Bible Study on Romans 13 and Revelation 13 F2 No 18. 

   1999. No 50 Religion and Society: Christian involvement in the public square (86 pages) F3 No 50.

B J van der Walt and Rita Swanepoel (ed) 1995. Confessing Christ in Doing Politics Orientation Jan-Dec (75-78) 

Bruce Wearne 2008 Public Justice for All: An Annotated Bibliography of the Works of James W. Skillen, 1967-2008 Bristol: allofliferedeemed

John Witte Jr 1993. Christian Democracy in Global Context Oxford: Westview.

Bernard Zylstra - see bibliography here.