The Church of Liberty

Recommended Readings

Libertatism has no Holy Book.  Nor will it.  Each person, however, is free to write her or his own Libertatist manifesto.  After all, why wouldn’t they be?

Despite the absence of any official, there are books, essays, and other works that the Church of Liberty would recommend to those readers interested in ethics or other areas of interest.


Natural Law by Lysander Spooner

This short work, written by the individualist anarchist Lysander Spooner in 1882, explains the origin of Justice, an ideal to which Libertatians are quite dedicated.  The Church of Liberty disagrees with no portion of this work.

The Ethics of Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard

This book, written by the market anarchist Murray N. Rothbard one hundred years later in 1982, explores the objective ethical requirements of humans in society.  Although Rothbard was not a Libertatian, he was a libertarian, and was in agreement with the One Commandment of Libertatism.  Nevertheless, the Church of Liberty cannot endorse this book in its entirety.  It is the opinion of the Church of Liberty that Rothbard was in error at certain points in this work, e.g. in his support for copyrights.  Despite these errors, however, the Church of Liberty finds this book to be an amazingly important resource on ethics, and highly recommends it.

Voluntary Society

Anarchism, Barter Trade and the Market by Per Bylund

This essay, written by the anarcho-pascifist Per Bylund on 10 June 2004, aims to demonstrate how and why a voluntaryist capitalism will necessarily arise out of anarchism to address growing social needs.  As to whether this voluntaryist system actually constitutes or deserves the name “capitalism,” the Church of Liberty takes no stance.  Regardless, the Church of Liberty recommends this essay for its description of a voluntaryist social structure.

Libertatist Musings

What Does it Mean to Have a Religion With No Priests? by Mary Feronia

This article, written by Mary Feronia, discusses the nature of non-hierarchical religions.

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