Rousas John Rushdoony
"And God said, Let us make (Christians) in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
"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.
"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.
"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.