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Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Michael McVicar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This is a critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001). Drawing on access to Rushdoony’s personal papers and ... More


Dominion Men: The New Christian Right, Christian Activism, Theology, and the Law

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter documents the growth of the Christian Reconstruction into an intellectual and political force during the 1970s and 1980s. It details the relationship between Rushdoony’s work as an ... More


American Heretics: Democracy, the Limits of Religion, and the End of Reconstruction

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter closes this narrative of the Christian Reconstruction with an assessment of the fracturing of Reconstructionism into a decentralized movement without a central organizational or ... More


To a Thousand Generations: Governance and Reconstruction

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This concluding chapter charts the aftermath of Rushdoony’s theological legacy. As a result of Rushdoony’s ill health, financial setbacks, and the premature deaths of theologians such as Bahnsen and ... More


Children of Moloch: Christian Reconstruction, the State, and the Conservative Milieu

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the narrative surrounding the rise and fall of Christian Reconstructionism—a narrative all too often dismissed by historians as niche and extremist. How this ... More


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