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The Biblical Philosophy of History

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Paperback, 140 pages
Published May 20th 2000 by Ross House Books (first published 1969)
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Adam T Calvert
If the title doesn't excite you then the book won't. Thankfully I found the title very interesting, and my read was very enjoyable.

Rushdoony takes the reader through philosophical concepts necessary for any framework of understanding history and shows how the Christian worldview alone is the only one that makes sense and the only one that gives mankind a sense of meaning, hope, and victory.

A very interesting read, but not something I would say is necessary for most people. would be
One of the most clear explanation of what history is and why it is so important. Rushdoony is making a good analysis of how time and history relate to each other under the total government and sovereignty of God.
There are a lot of teachers in Christian schools and homeschool families that have to have the understanding what the history is. In order parents to teach their children or students brought under their authority by their parents, we should never forget from where we are coming from, an
Chapter 1 was excellent! In that chapter, the author R.J. Rushdoony summarizes the biblical implication of a Christian worldview towards a philosophy of history. Rushdoony is not shy about applying His Christian belief towards the issue of the foundation of history, and bringing along his Calvinism to bear. He even discussed how God's eternal decree is important in one's philosophy of history and gave an important insight: "When man therefore denies the divine predestination, he denies God's ete ...more
Excellent book. Without God, history has no meaning. Praise God that all things have meaning in Him.

Here are a few notable quotes from the book:

"The ground of not in time, not in a total immersion in this moment, but in eternity" (4).

"Every non-biblical philosophy of history ends by destroying both man and history" (11).

" who are blind to history cannot write it, but they do become the victims of it" (90).

"'The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall
Jared Lovell
Pure gold for any Christian aspiring to teach history.
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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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