For the orthodox Christian who grounds his philosophy of history on the doctrine of creation, the wellspring of that history is God. Time rests on the foundations of eternity, on the eternal decree of God. Time and history, therefore, have meaning because they were created in terms of God’s perfect and comprehensive plan. The humanist faces a meaningless world in which he must strive to create and establish meaning. The Christian embraces a world which is meaningful and in which every event moves in terms of God’s purpose. He submits to God’s meaning and finds his life therein. The Biblical Philosophy of History is an excellent introduction to Rushdoony’s work. Once the reader sees Rushdoony’s emphasis on God’s sovereignty over all time and creation, he will understand his application of the presupposition in various spheres of life and thought.
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- Discussion of the philosophy of history
- Emphasis on God’s sovereignty
- Note on socialist poetic justice
- Title: The Biblical Philosophy of History
- Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
- Publisher: Ross House Books
- Publication Date: 1997
- Pages: 138
About Rousas John Rushdoony
Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001) was a well-known American scholar, the author of more than 30 books. He held BA and MA 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 and 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 inspired a generation of believers to be 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 faith into action.