Christian Dominionism ~ Part 2: R.J. Rushdoony and The Ties that Bind Extremist Politics to Christian Patriarchy

by km Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Born in 1916 to Armenian immigrants in the United States, Rousas John Rushdoony was a Calvinist theologian whose fundamentalist teachings would provide the intellectual foundations for Christian Dominionism—or Christian Reconstructionism—in North America.  In his writings, Rushdoony laid the groundwork for the establishment of a Christian theocracy not unlike Calvin’s Geneva in the contemporary United States. Rushdoony’s multi-volume opus, The Institutes of Biblical Law, has provided much of the movement’s political framework. Within these works, Rushdoony famously called for the executions of “homosexuals and unchaste women” as … [Read more...]


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