Fé e Obediência: Uma Introdução à lei Bíblica (Portuguese)
O estudo que se segue é a introdução escrita por meu pai ao monumental primeiro volume das Institutes of Biblical Law [Institutas da lei bíblica] (1973), trabalho que consistiu no berço do movimento teonomista moderno. Como repetia o autor antes de morrer em 2001, a palavra teonomia significa apenas “lei de Deus” e teocracia “governo de Deus”. Esses termos se referem à soberania divina e à autoridade de sua Palavra revelada.
Topics: Biblical Law,
R. J. Rushdoony
Rev. R.J. Rushdoony (1916–2001), was a leading theologian, church/state expert, and author of numerous works on the application of Biblical law to society. He started the Chalcedon Foundation in 1965. His Institutes of Biblical Law (1973) began the contemporary theonomy movement which posits the validity of Biblical law as God’s standard of obedience for all. He therefore saw God’s law as the basis of the modern Christian response to the cultural decline, one he attributed to the church’s false view of God’s law being opposed to His grace. This broad Christian response he described as “Christian Reconstruction.” He is credited with igniting the modern Christian school and homeschooling movements in the mid to late 20th century. He also traveled extensively lecturing and serving as an expert witness in numerous court cases regarding religious liberty. Many ministry and educational efforts that continue today, took their philosophical and Biblical roots from his lectures and books.
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