I have just finished proofreading one of three unpublished manuscripts by my father that we are just now getting into print. I am not the best proofreader; my job is to compare the typewritten manuscript with my father’s original work ahead of time before these manuscripts go to print.
In fact, I’m not sure what the title will be at present, but the subjects are revolution, underground man (a term created by Dostoyevsky), and subversion. I may publish these as a trilogy, since they are all bout a related theme – the irrationality and suicidal course of man in his rebellion against God -- what Cornelius Van Til referred to as “integration into the void.”
That sounds like our times, does it not? These manuscripts date back to 30-50+ years ago, yet they speak of today’s culture of negation with more precision than most any commentary you would find today. My father often seems prescient because he saw very clearly the direction of ideas and their outworking. These essays are still timely, and I think they might come to be regarded as some of his most important work.
Our supporters enable this ongoing work to keep the message of Christian Reconstruction going. The juggernaut of statist humanism of my youth is coming to the end of its ability to keep up a façade. It is failing at every turn, but the Kingdom of God will both endure and grow.
- Mark R. Rushdoony
Mark R. Rushdoony graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) with a B.A. in history in 1975 and was ordained to the ministry in 1995.
He taught junior and senior high classes in history, Bible, civics and economics at a Christian school in Virginia for three years before joining the staff of Chalcedon in 1978. He was the Director of Chalcedon Christian School for 14 years while teaching full time. He also helped tutor all of his children through high school.
In 1998, he became the President of Chalcedon and Ross House Books, and, more recently another publishing arm, Storehouse Press. Chalcedon and its subsidiaries publish many titles plus CDs, mp3s, and an extensive online archive at www.chalcedon.edu.
He has written scores of articles for Chalcedon’s publications, both the Chalcedon Report and Faith for all of Life. He was a contributing author to The Great Christian Revolution (1991). He has spoken at numerous conferences and churches in the U.S. and abroad.
Mark Rushdoony lives in Vallecito, California, his home of 43 years with his wife of 45 years and his youngest son. He has three married children and nine grandchildren.