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R. J. Rushdoony

Rousas John Rushdoony (1916-2001) was a well-known American scholar, writer, and author of over thirty books. He held B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California and received his theological training at the Pacific School of Religion. An ordained minister, he worked as a missionary among Paiute and Shoshone Indians as well as a pastor to two California churches. He founded the Chalcedon Foundation, an educational organization devoted to research, publishing, and cogent communication of a distinctively Christian scholarship to the world at large. His writing in the Chalcedon Report and his numerous books spawned a generation of believers active in reconstructing the world to the glory of Jesus Christ. Until his death, he resided in Vallecito, California, where he engaged in research, lecturing, and assisting others in developing programs to put the Christian Faith into action.

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R. J. Rushdoony’s final message to his supporters which he titled, “Why Chalcedon?” This will provide you the backstory and mission of both the work of R. J. Rushdoony and the ongoing labor of the Chalcedon Foundation. (Time 28:35)

There is much confusion and mistaken definitions of Christian dominion. What is it? Is dominion about a take over of the civil government? How do Christians exercise dominion? (Time 5:50)

What is Christian Reconstruction? How does it operate? R. J. Rushdoony explains how a Christian is to reconstruct society. (Time 2:03)

At the Bahnsen Conference in October of 2015, Chalcedon President, Mark Rushdoony, gave an in-depth message on the life and work of his father, R. J. Rushdoony. Great information on the family history of the Rushdoonys as well as how R. J. Rushdoony came to his own beliefs and decided upon his calling.

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