R. J. Rushdoony

1. This Independent Republic, Rousas John Rushdoony, 1964.
2. The Nature of the American System, R. J. Rushdoony, 1965
3. R. J. Rushdoony. He did not begin his weekly lectures on biblical law until 1966; these became The Institutes of Biblical Law in 1973.
4. I had already begun applying biblical law to economics, but economics is only one small segment of society. Something much broader was necessary. In 1967, we did not yet have it.

What we (he and I; there was no one else doing any writing) did have in 1967 was Van Til’s presuppositional apologetic method, outlined in Rushdoony’s By What Standard?, traditional postmillennialism (but no writings, other than Boettner’s 1958 book, The Millennium), and the traditional Calvinist doctrine of predestination. We also had Rushdoony’s two books of somewhat related essays on American history (This Independent Republic and The Nature of the American System), his book of essays on the founders of American progressive education (The Messianic Character of American Education), his short book on education, Intellectual Schizophrenia, and his mini-book, Freud (which I still regard as the best single piece of scholarly writing he ever produced). Craig Press had not yet published The Mythology of Science, which came later that year. What we had, in short, was a series of essays critical of what has come to be R. J. Rushdoony. He did not begin his weekly lectures on biblical law until 1966; these became The Institutes of Biblical Law in 1973.

I had already begun applying biblical law to economics, but economics is only one small segment of society. Something much broader was necessary. In 1967, we did not yet have it.

What we (he and I; there was no one else doing any writing) did have in 1967 was Van Til’s presuppositional apologetic method, outlined in Rushdoony’s By What Standard?, traditional postmillennialism (but no writings, other than Boettner’s 1958 book, The Millennium), and the traditional Calvinist doctrine of predestination. We also had Rushdoony’s two books of somewhat related essays on American history (This Independent Republic and The Nature of the American System), his book of essays on the founders of American progressive education (The Messianic Character of American Education), his short book on education, Intellectual Schizophrenia, and his mini-book, Freud (which I still regard as the best single piece of scholarly writing he ever produced). Craig Press had not yet published The Mythology of Science, which came later that year. What we had, in short, was a series of essays critical of what has come to be

5. Interesting commentary on committing to meaningless work from a Christian perspective by R. J. Rushdoony.  From his Revolt Against Maturity, 1977.
6. The Death of Meaning, Rousas John Rushdoony.
7.  By What Standard? R. J. Rushdoony, 1959 [Van Til’s presuppositional apologetic method]
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