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This Independent Republic

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Book by Rousas John Rushdoony
Paperback, 184 pages
Published February 28th 2002 by Ross House Books (first published 1978)
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John
Oct 16, 2013 John rated it really liked it
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In This Independent Republic Rushdoony argues that the American Revolution and subsequent politicking were not the consequence of Enlightenment thinking, but rather “a development of Christian feudalism, with… Reformation concepts.” (p. 20) This is his principal theme in the book. The book also contains his typical teachings on the Sovereignty of God over against the sovereignty of man. These are concepts that are inescapable in discussions of law—so much of the book will seem familiar for those ...more
Peter B.
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This is a helpful examination of aspects of American history and heritage. Rushdoony brings out the covenantal/federal/feudal nature of the division and accountability of powers in the American system of thought and practice. He examines the importance of localism and law to liberty, and how Christian presuppositions of historic Western Civilization were uniquely developed in America. While the chapters are a little disconnected from each other, and one or two seem to focus more on current (or ...more
Andrew
Aug 01, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic analysis of history and culture and almost reads as if it were written in 2014 rather than 1964.
Jason
Sep 05, 2009 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stimulating evaluation from a Christian thinker. Helpful in critiquing purely secularist interpretations of American political thought.
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The backbone of the American Literature course I taught for many years in LAUSD.
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Great history lesson on the our nations political and spiritual founding.
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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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