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This book addresses the often overlooked or ignored cultural and political context of the New Testament era in setting up a framework for appropriately understanding the key Bible texts pertaining to the state and public policy. Useful tools from basic economics are also used. The four Christian views of public policy are laid out and one of them, the "liberty of conscience" view, is fleshed out in some detail. Key issues are addressed such as torture, capital punishment, slavery (ancient and modern), revolution, resistance (rebellion), public finance, state lotteries, flags in sanctuaries, immigration, juries, voting, Christian civic duty, the Second Amendment, self-defense, and much more.
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"Christians Have the State All Wrong."About the Author:
Dr. John Cobin is a financial planner in Greenville, South Carolina. He was the host of Christian Worldview with Dr. John Cobin, a weekday morning radio talk show (see three Ws tyrannyresponse dot net for web archives). He writes a weekly column for The Times Examiner and Free Market News (see three Ws freemarketnews dot com). He teaches MBA courses online in economics and public policy for Letourneau University in Longview, Texas and elsewhere. In 2001-2002 he was an adjunct professor at two private universities in California along with the University of California, Santa Barbara Extension program in Ventura. Previously he was a manager of a research department in Goleta, California, as well as a public policy consultant in Cambria, California and Santiago, Chile. Moreover, Dr. Cobin retains his status as Visiting Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala. In prior years (1996-2000), he taught at universities in Chile, including Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile, the International MBA program at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Viña del Mar, Chile, plus the MBA program at Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago (also in Concepción), Chile. He worked at Universidad Finis Terrae in Santiago, Chile as a full time professor for nearly 4 years. Dr. Cobin is active in public policy research and writing. He received his ARE from Reformed Bible College, his BA in Business Economics from California State University, Long Beach (1985), his MA in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara (1987), and both his MA in Economics (1995) and his PhD in Public Policy (1996) from George Mason University. Dr. Cobin’s research has focused on evaluating urban public policies such as zoning, building and fire safety regulation, and highway construction, as well as theoretical ways to reduce economic problems associated with them (e.g., his book Building Regulation, Market Alternatives, and Allodial Policy, 1997). He has also written about applied microeconomic topics, policy issues such as abortion, and this introductory text A Primer on Modern Themes in Free Market Economics and Policy (1999) covering public choice, Austrian economics, law and economics, and public policy themes—also published in Spanish as Ensayos Sobre Temas Modernos de la Economía y Política del Mercado (1999 and 2003). Dr. Cobin’s provocative book Bible and Government: Public Policy from a Christian Perspective (2003) deals with the nature of the state and the interrelation between Christian action and public policy. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Cobin has been a successful entrepreneur and consultant, having started and operated several small businesses. Dr. Cobin is a member of Emmanuel Bible Church, and is married with seven homeschooled children. His widely-visited website three Ws then PolicyOfLiberty dot net(English and Spanish) contains his papers and information about his books, as well as a number of popular pages for free market links, quotations for liberty, and more.
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Book Description Alertness Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110972975497