Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Submitted by RWMaster on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 19:45

"This is the first critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001). Drawing on exclusive access to Rushdoony's personal papers and extensive correspondence, Michael J. McVicar demonstrates the considerable role Reconstructionism played in the development of the radical Christian Right and an American theocratic agenda. As a religious movement, Reconstructionism aims at nothing less than "reconstructing" individuals through a form of Christian governance that, if implemented in the lives of U.S.

Christian Reconstructionism: From Sinai or Golgotha?

Submitted by RWMaster on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 19:42

"This book examines the theology and actions of a Christian Fundamentalist group known as Christian Reconstructionists and their theology known as Christian Reconstructionism.

The movement was started by Rousas John Rushdoony in the 1960s in the United States of America. From Armenian extract, Rushdoony developed a theology that was based on the premise that all the original Mosaic/Levitical laws of the Old Testament still hold currency in modern societies around the world and that they were not abrogated by the advent of Jesus, or the New Testament of the Bible.

Building God's Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction

Submitted by RWMaster on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 19:33

"For the last several decades, at the far fringes of American evangelical Christianity has stood an intellectual movement known as Christian Reconstruction. The proponents of this movement embrace a radical position: that all of life should be brought under the authority of biblical law as it is contained in both the Old and New Testaments. They challenge the legitimacy of democracy, argue that slavery is biblically justifiable, and support the death penalty for all manner of "crimes" described in the Bible including homosexuality, adultery, and Sabbath-breaking.

An Opus Focus on SCOTUS? (The Catholic Right, Twenty-seven In a Series)

Submitted by RWMaster on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 20:03

"The following is the second installment of a three part sub-series regarding the influence of non-mainstream, ultra-traditional Catholics now sitting on the US Supreme Court and federal judiciary.

"Opus Dei is very good at going to people of influence and promoting their own agenda. And sometimes these people don't even know they're doing Opus Dei's bidding."

The Catholic Right, Part Five: The Everyday Implications of Theocracy

Submitted by RWMaster on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 18:31

"If the Religious Right were to succeed in establishing an American theocracy, or anything even close, the devil would be in the details. A preview is now being played out between the Catholic League on the theocratic Right and the Voice of the Faithful representing a full spectrum of mainstream centrist, liberal and conservative Catholics.