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Every social order rests on a creed, on a concept of life and law, and represents a religion in action. Wherever there is an attack on the organization of society, there is an attack on its religion. The basic faith of a society means growth in terms of that faith, but any tampering with its basic structure is revolutionary activity. The life of a society is its creed; a d

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Paperback, 197 pages
Published by Chalcedon (first published June 1st 1978)
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John
What are the foundations of social order? Humanists will likely answer a well-functioning state with law and order. But what is the source of law? What is the role of the state? Rushdoony argues that the source of law is God. A well ordered society is founded upon a law order based on Trinitarian creeds such as was written at Chalcedon.

In fact, it is the Chalcedonian creed, that Rushdoony argues is the foundatiof of western liberty and prosperity. A society that embraces Trinitarianism recogniz
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Steven Wedgeworth
Yeah... Rush's political paradigm skews his reading of the councils pretty bad. Despite his suggestions, the councils of Nicaea and Chalcedon were not heroic stands against the State. On the contrary, they were both called and enforced by the emperor. Rush's take on philosophy and which theologies would promote deification (or what that even meant in the early church) is also very weak. I would not recommend this one.
Giorgio Modolo
Rushdoony dimostra come i credi siano stati alla base delle libertà della civiltà occidentale e termina auspicando un loro ritorno nella fede delle persone per combattere il totalitarismo dello stato moderno.
Jeremy Walker
This is a great study of the Church Creeds by R.J. Rushdoony. Great book. Very informative. Everyone has a creed, something that they believe, even if it is not written down on paper.
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Rousas John Rushdoony was a Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian and is widely credited as the father of both Christian Reconstructionism and the modern homeschool movement. His prolific writings have exerted considerable influence on the Christian right.
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