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The modern state...has made salvation its function. Therefore, Man is to be saved from poverty, sickness, death, ignorance, sin, war, superstition, and all things else by the saving state, which works steadily to create its divine order, the saving society. Every area the state wishes to invade and possess in the name of the welfare of man becomes its legitimate jurisdiction. A total sovereignty is asserted in the name of man. The state steadily denies the need of Christian theological order as it claims jurisdiction over every area …

 
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Rousas John Rushdoony, 1916-2001, Christian Cleric, Political Philosopher & Author, Politics of Guilt and Pity

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Rousas John Rushdoony
Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Born: April 25, 1916
  • Died: February 8, 2001
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Minister, Missionary, Author, Founder Chalcedon Foundation, Rutherford Institute Board Member

Rousas John Rushdoony was a Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian and is widely credited as being the father of Christian Reconstructionism and an inspiration for the modern Christian homeschool movement. His followers and critics have argued that his thought exerts considerable influence on the evangelical Christian right.

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