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Rushdoony: Law & Liberty September 23, 2008

Posted by heldveld in Book Reviews, Christian Reconstruction, R.J. Rushdoony, Theonomy.

This book is made up of the transcripts of 32 radio addresses prepared by Rushdoony during the years of 1966 and 1967.  Each chapter is about 5 pages long and gives the reader a quick introduction to Rushdoony’s thoughts on a variety of subjects. Overall I found his insights quite intriguing and accurate.  Considering that they were written about 40 years ago it was kind of eerie how well they applied to our present circumstances.

As a father I really appreciated how Rushdoony focused on the family in several chapters. He shows the importance of the family in the Bible (ie laws to honor father and mother and against adultery) and points out how often actions by the state or non believers attack the institution. Liberty would be a second theme found often in the book. Liberty is seen as crucial to the Christian life as only in a free society are we free to serve our Lord.

I recommend this book if you’re a fan of Rushdoony or not. At a minimum it will get you thinking about the various topics covered. It will also acquaint you with some of the basic ideas behind the Christian Reconstruction movement.

It is available from the Chalcedon Foundation



1. John Lofton, Recovering Republican - September 26, 2008

Rushdoonyite site/ TheAmericanView.com.

Please visit/comment.

2. heldveld - September 29, 2008


Thanks for stopping. I’ve been listening to the American View podcast for a couple of weeks now and find it informative.

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