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R.J. Rushdoony Culture and Ethics Collection (7 vols.)
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R.J. Rushdoony Culture and Ethics Collection (7 vols.)

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Ross House Books 1995–2009

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Overview

Explore seven texts by twentieth-century American theologian Rousas John Rushdoony, founder of Christian Reconstructionism. Examine his writings on topics of ethics in society and culture. In this collection you can find books from his very first—an analysis of Cornelius Van Til’s philosophy, crucial to the development of his thought—through later texts discussing foundations of the social order, the state, and personal charity. Access texts discussing Christian curriculum, the effect of Neoplatonism on Christianity, and more.

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Key Features

  • Compiles seven Rushdoony texts on culture and ethics
  • Maintains a Christian Reconstructionist viewpoint
  • Discusses homeschooling and Christian curriculum, the thought of Cornelius Van Til, personal charity, and more

Individual Titles

By What Standard? An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til

  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 212

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

R.J. Rushdoony’s first book, published originally in 1959, gives an analysis of the philosophy of Cornelius Van Til.

Central to this study is the belief that the presuppositions of human thought in every field must be basically one in order to arrive at any concept which both validates biblical faith and human knowledge. The sovereignty of the self-contained God is the key to every field, in that only the God of Scripture makes all things possible and explicable—and is thus the basic premise not only of theology, but also of philosophy, science and all knowledge. As God is the creator of all things, he is their only valid principle of interpretation—all things derive both their existence and meaning from his creative act. Rushdoony supports and expands on Van Til’s philosophy.

In His Service: The Christian Calling to Charity

  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 232

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this text Rushdoony argues that a modern, self-centered church has isolated the faith to a pietism that relinquishes charitable responsibility to the state—resulting in empowering a humanistic world order. He discusses the difficultly the church has in recovering the biblical meaning of words like charity and compassion. He argues that because post–World War II liberalism has redefined them politically into state welfarism and that this redefinition has made charity a political tool to retain social order—and made the state the primary agency of compassion. But biblical compassion flows from our having first received the grace of God and then manifesting it to others. Therefore, biblical charity—which is compassion in action—is personal. It begins with God’s mercy towards us, and then the people of God give expression to that at an individual level. It is in his service that we understand our calling to charity. In this book, Rushdoony elucidates the Christian’s calling to charity.

Larceny in the Heart: The Economics of Satan and the Inflationary State

  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 151

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Formerly titled The Roots of Inflation, this book was retitled and reprinted in 2002. In this concise volume, Rushdoony gives his take on the larceny in the heart of man and its results. He discusses what he poses as the outflow of this envy—class warfare and a conflicted society in which the rise of hostility and envy are seen as steps towards social progress instead of disaster. Rushdoony continues to suggest that the political solutions posited lead to an inflationary economy and an overbearing state.

Law and Liberty

  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 152

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This work provides R.J. Rushdoony’s take on how Christians can come to view every area of life from a biblical perspective—working from the premise that “you can’t legislate morality” is a half truth. He then provides a framework for how he sees these areas being brought under the dominion of Christ and the government of the Bible.

Flight from Humanity: A Study of the Effect of Neoplatonism on Christianity

  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 84

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this text Rushdoony argues that one of the most neglected but pervasive threats to the Christian worldview is that of Neoplatonism. He suggests that basing Christianity on this false Neoplatonic idea will always shift the faith away from the biblical perspective, leading Christians to believe they can escape sin if they can escape the material world. But Scripture says all of man fell into sin, not just his flesh. The text looks at the nature and effect of Neoplatonism on contemporary Christian thought.

The Foundations of Social Order: Studies in the Creeds and Councils of the Early Church

  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 197

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This text explores the notion that every social order rests on a creed—a concept of life and law—and represents a religion in action. The basic faith of a society means growth in terms of that faith. Rushdoony argues that because of its indifference to its creedal basis in biblical Christianity, Western civilization is today facing death in its struggle with humanism. Just as when a foundation is provided, the general form of a building is determined, when a creed is accepted, a social order is determined. Rushdoony goes on to suggest that there can be no reconstruction of the Christian civilization of the West except on Christian creedal foundations.

Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum

  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 194

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this text, Rushdoony—a major advocate of Christian homeschooling—discusses Christian curriculum. He works from the principle that curriculum cannot be neutral—suggesting that it is either a course in humanism or training in a God-centered faith and life. The liberal arts curriculum means literally that course which trains students in the arts of freedom. This raises the key question: is freedom in and of man or Christ? The Christian art of freedom, what Rushdoony terms the Christian liberal arts curriculum, is not the same as the humanistic one. He designs this text to help Christian educators rethink the meaning and nature of their curriculum.

Product Details

  • Title: R.J. Rushdoony Culture and Ethics Collection
  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 1,222

About Rousas John Rushdoony

Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001) was the author of more than 30 books. He earned his BA and MA from the University of California, Berkeley, 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. In 1965, he founded the Chalcedon Foundation, a Christian Reconstructionist organization.