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Christian reconstruction : R.J. Rushdoony and American religious conservatism

Author: Michael J McVicar
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1 [edition]View all editions and formats
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This is the first critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1915-2001). 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.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McVicar, Michael J.
Christian reconstruction.
Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014035500
Named Person: Rousas John Rushdoony; Rousas John Rushdoony
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J McVicar
ISBN: 9781469622767 1469622769
OCLC Number: 905784903
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""INTRODUCTION: Children of Moloch: Christian Reconstruction, the State, and the Conservative Milieu""; ""ONE: The Glory Is Departed: Political Theology, Presuppositional Apologetics, and the Early Ministry of Rousas John Rushdoony""; ""TWO: The Anti-Everything Agenda: Sectarianism, Remnants, and the Early American Conservative Movement""; ""THREE: A Christian Renaissance: The Chalcedon Foundation, Families, and the War against the State""; ""FOUR: Lex Rex: Neoevangelicalism, Biblical Law, Dominion"" ""FIVE: Dominion Men: The New Christian Right, Christian Activism, Theology, and the Law""""SIX: American Heretics: Democracy, the Limits of Religion, and the End of Reconstruction""; ""CONCLUSION: To a Thousand Generations: Governance and Reconstruction""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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This is the first critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1915-2001). 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.

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