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As long as man views guilt as a problem for science instead of religion, the influence of Sigmund Freud will remain lurking in the mind of modern man. Freud was an architect of the modern mind and unholy builder like Marx and Darwin. Freud was also a hater of religion specifically the Bible and its absolute standard. He believed Biblical theism to
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Published (first published August 16th 2010)
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Apr 04, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trying to wrap my mind around the twisted, humanistic ideas of this man was an intellectual workout, but it was worth it to understand (at least to some extent) the ideas which have wielded such power over the post-enlightenment world.

Freud was one of the top three most influential Enlightenment thinkers, joining the ranks with Marx and Darwin. He recedes far into the abyss of the depraved human heart in his quest to understand human guilt, but unable to answer the problem, could offer mankind
In this book Rushdoony discusses about the ideas of Freud from a Christian perspective. No doubt Christians would have concern with his ideas. The biggest thing I got out of this book is Rushdoony's point that Freud's biggest contribution was not explaining man in terms of unconscious forces or sex driven but rather his theme of explaining away guilt in such a way that man is no longer responsible for his or her sins before a God that he or she will have to give an account to one day. This is ...more
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Chapter 9 is a must. Very interesting discussion of Freudian Revisionism. Previous chapters were valuable as well, but you will need to read other things on Freud or by Freud to get a more complete picture of his worldview. I don't believe this book ever claims to be comprehensive. The points that are raised are excellent. It is brief, but no fluff.
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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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