Muitas facetas do pensamento moderno remontam a Sigmund Freud (1856–1939): racionalismo, cientificismo, romanticismo, primitivismo e darwinismo, entre outras. Subjacente e fundamental para todos esses movimentos, como também para Freud, está o Iluminismo e somos informados que “no fundo, Freud pertence à Era do Iluminismo”.1 Freud, com Darwin e Marx, tem sido citado como um dos grandes homens do Iluminismo; de fato, vê-se nos três a culminância do pensamento iluminista. Mas os três, apesar de empurrarem a fé iluminista às conclusões lógicas dela mesmo, foram também os destruidores dessa mesma fé e esperança e, no futuro, talvez sejam mais bem lembrados como os seus coveiros.
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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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