Biography[ edit ] Rushdoony was born in New York City, the son of recently arrived Armenian immigrants. Before his parents fled the Armenian Genocide of , his ancestors had lived in a remote area near Mount Ararat. Whoever in the family felt called would become the priest. And our family did so. The family moved in for a short time to Detroit , where his father pastored another Armenian church. They returned to Kingsburg in and Rousas completed school in California.
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Jun 16, London Tiner rated it it was amazing Excellent book for an introduction to theonomic ideas. I want to buy a whole box of full of this book so I can give away, Mr. Very thought-provoking. The Western liberal pays lip service to a few Christian ideas, holds to a Marxist environmentalism, and an English parliamentarianism. Like the mule, he is a hybrid, and just as sterile.
The future can never be commanded by men who cannot command the present. The times call for Christian faith and realism; nothing less can command the day. Rushdoony, in his book Law and Liberty So much of the culture today believes that law is a hindrance to their liberty or as they like to call it today, "freedom". Unfortunately, such a view is self-destructive, as it is the law that provides the limits upon human depravity, and teaches the standard of righteousness by which men may flourish together.
The Founding Fathers of our own nation wanted us to be governed by laws This short book is an excellent primer on the relationship between law and liberty, as the title indicates.
The Founding Fathers of our own nation wanted us to be governed by laws rather than men, because they understood the sovereign nature of law, and its Sovereign backing--even if they were not orthodox and pious Christians.
Law and Liberty
R. J. Rushdoony