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R. J. Rushdoony

R. J. RushdoonyAKA Rousas John Rushdoony

Born: 25-Apr-1916
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 8-Feb-2001
Location of death: Vallecito, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Calvinist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Institutes of Biblical Law

The child of Armenian immigrants fleeing the Armenian Genocide, Rushdoony grew to become one of the leading thinkers in far-right Christian Fundamentalism. He is the founder of the Chalcedon Institute, an organization dedicated to furthering the ideas of "reconstructionism," which calls for government by a theonomy -- rule by the literal word of god. Reconstructionism supports a postmillennialist eschatology, meaning the idea that Christ will only return to earth when biblical law reigns over every corner of the globe. He is also considered the father of the modern home-schooling movement, encouraging the family as the starting point for the implementation of Mosaic law. A close friend of millionaire philanthropist Howard Ahmanson, Jr., who studied under him and was at his bedside when he died.

Wife: (divorced)
Wife: Dorothy Barbara Ross Rushdoony (d. 30-Oct-2003, five children)
Daughter: Joanna Manesajian
Daughter: Sharon North (wife of Gary North, doomsayer)
Daughter: Martha Coie
Daughter: Rebecca Rouse
Son: Rev. Mark R. Rushdoony
Brother: (d., died as a toddler)

    University: BA English, University of California at Berkeley (1938)
    University: MS Education, University of California at Berkeley (1940)
    Theological: Pacific School of Religion (1944)

    Chalcedon Institute Founder
    Coalition on Revival
    Evolution Skeptics
    Armenian Ancestry

Is the subject of books:
A Comprehensive Faith: An International Festschrift for Rousas John Rushdoony, 1996, BY: Andrew Sandlin, ed.

Author of books:
By What Standard? (1959)
Van Til (1960)
Intellectual Schizophrenia (1961)
The Messianic Character of American Education (1963)
This Independent Republic: Studies in the Nature and Meaning of American History (1964)
The Nature of the American System (1965)
Freud (1965, on Sigmund Freud)
The Mythology of Science (1967)
Foundations of Social Order: A Study in the Creeds and Councils of the Early Church (1968)
The Biblical Philosophy of History (1969)
Myth of Over-Population (1969)
Politics of Guilt and Pity (1970)
Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation (1970)
Law and Liberty (1971)
The One and the Many: Studies in the Philosophy of Order and Ultimacy (1971)
Institutes of Biblical Law (1973)
Bread Upon the Waters (1974)
The Politics of Pornography (1974)
The Word of Flux (1975)
Revolt Against Maturity: A Biblical Psychology of Man (1977)
Tithing and Dominion (1979)
The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum (1981)
Salvation and Godly Rule (1983)
The Roots of Reconstruction (1991, collection of Chalcedon Report articles)
Systematic Theology (1994)
Romans and Galatians (1997)
Gospel of John (2000)
Hebrews, James, and Jude (2001)
Chariots of Prophetic Fire: Studies in Elijah & Elisha (2003)


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