Well, you can start by getting his name right! That’s what the late R. J. Rushdoony’s son, Mark R. Rushdoony, wanted you to know right from the get-go when he gave this talk about his dad earlier this year. It’s hard to believe that the movement begun by his dad — after he had coined […]Read More VIDEO: How to Understand Rousas John Rushdoony
Andrea Schwartz has written a helpful “how to” piece, published in the current (March/April 2013) issue of Chalcedon’s Faith for All of Life, called “The Virtue of Deliberate Christianity.” Two key words in the title: virtue and deliberate. Problem: American Christians, by and large, I think, are not known for being either “virtuous” or “deliberate” […]Read More How to Be a Biblical Christian… On Purpose!
Here is an essay that Gary North says offers an accurate assessment of the origins and development of the Christian Reconstruction movement and its theological (and political) principles. It was written in 2007 by a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State University, Michael J. McVicar (posted in his blog, June 2012). Neither a “hit piece” nor a […]Read More The Libertarian Theology of Rushdoony and the Christian Reconstruction Movement
If you pull out a copy of R. J. Rushdoony’s seminal work, The Institutes of Biblical Law (vol. 1, especially)–that path-breaking, paradigm-shifting, pietism-slaying, antinomianism-busting book which essentially launched the Christian Reconstruction movement into orbit in 1973–and set it in front of your average evangelical, or even Reformed, Bible-believing Christian today, you’re liable to get one […]Read More So Why Do They Hate Rushdoony’s ‘Institutes of Biblical Law’ So Much?
Before I get to my review of Gary North’s Millennialism and Social Order, I wanted to pass along something that appeared in my e-mailbox this week. Right now, Chalcedon Foundation is offering a free copy, in PDF format, of R. J. Rushdoony’s Law and Liberty for subscribing to its newsletter. Here is the link for that […]Read More Free E-book: Law and Liberty