Worthwhile Reads: Kirk Cameron, Monumental, and Dominionism

“Monumental” Lies – Kirk Cameron Visits David Barton - Chris Rodda skillfully debunks the “history” presented in Kirk Cameron’s latest film, Monumental, which discusses America’s supposedly Christian founding and the nation’s subsequent straying from this foundation.

A Monumentally Different Kirk Cameron - The ever-insightful Julie Ingersoll reveals that Monumental represents Cameron’s transition from mainstream evangelical premillenialism to the Christian reconstructionism of Rushdoony and Doug Phillips.

Here is a relevant quote from Ingersoll’s piece:

With a new film Monumental about to be released, there is a new, more extreme Cameron who is increasingly connected to Christian Reconstruction and dominion theology. … This film arises from by Cameron’s shift from the larger premillennialist evangelical world that he depicted in Left Behind to the postmillennialist dominion theology of the Reconstructionists.

I wonder if this sort of transition is something we should expect to see more of – evangelicals moving away from the more separatist and pessimistic premillenialism to adopt a reconstructionist postmillenialist emphasis on ushering in Christ’s second coming by creating a Christian world – and a Christian nation and Christian government – here on earth.

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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