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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
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
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.More about Rousas John Rushdoony...