This is a collection of my research notes from books on Christian Nationalism, for a planned book refuting the more authoritarian forms. I’m publishing these notes for several reasons:

  1. To keep me honest. Putting these notes in the public domain will serve as an incentive to refrain from strawmanning my ideological opponents, as is so common among anti-Christian nationalism books from theologically liberal authors.

  2. To serve as a line-by-line commentary on these books for others interested in the subject, that they can reference in their own works.

  3. To have my thoughts tested and refined by anyone who disagrees with them enough to comment on a post. I welcome and appreciate all serious dissent, because it will only serve to harden my final thesis.

For those looking for a quick, digestible summation of major counter-arguments to Stephen Wolfe’s The Case for Christian Nationalism, the response to his Summary of Argument serves as a solid overview. The full argument, which I plan to ultimately present in book form, will show that Wolfe’s theory is little more than repackaged, early-20th century ethno-nationalism, laundered to a Christian audience through Two-Kingdoms Theology.

If there is a particular section that I do not make a note of, but that you would like my thoughts on, please add a comment to the post for the chapter/section.

About me: I am a software engineer, by trade, who avidly, and near-exclusively, reads books on two subjects, theology and the history and philosophies of totalitarian governments. My beliefs sit in the middle of the orthodox and Reformed bell curve, and I am a member of a conservative, SBC church.

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