God’s law is an integral component of Scripture. The law outlines God’s principles and uncovers God’s character, and by it we understand how to relate to one another and to God. It is much more than legal code—it is covenantal law. God’s law established a personal relationship between God and man.
Rousas John Rushdoony’s 3-volume Institutes of Biblical Law explains the meaning and impact of biblical law—not only in its original context, but also in its modern application. Rushdoony explains why God’s law has enormous relevance for today. Combining Old Testament scholarship with legal theory, The Institutes of Biblical Law shows how Old Testament law is important not only for biblical scholarship, but for understanding the fundamental nature of human identity.
With the Logos edition of The Institutes of Biblical Law, all Scripture references automatically display on mouseover, and are linked to both original language texts and English translations of the Bible (that you own). That makes the Logos edition essential for studying the connection between the Bible and the law, and for discovering the impact and relevance of God’s law for today.
Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001) was a well-known American scholar, writer, and author of over thirty books. He held B.A. and M.A. 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.