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From: Dave Whalen
I've just finished the book "Politics of Guilt and Pity."
What a prophetic book! I have been sharing many things from the book with
people in our church. Many of the things Rushdoony wrote of in 1970 we
see in our day. This book is relevant to our day. Highly recomended.
From: Pavel Bartos
"The work of Rousas John Rushdoony is not only an immensely liberating
and indeed enlightening contribution to the faithful and their lives,
but also to the whole civilization. His accomplishments are under appreciated
by Western, namely American, Christendom which has lived for many centuries
in a relatively high plain of freedom, if not personal, then surely.a
political one. It is easier to under appreciate his insights where liberty
and freedom is understood as a matter of course. Rousas John Rushdoony
thus could challenge false religions, ignorance (both religious and secular),
utopias of all sorts, competing opinions because he lived in a relatively
free society.How much more are his insights valued, and will be valued,
by those who meet the free market of ideas (Christian and non-Christian)
for the first time in their life after several generations of identitarian,
"I read his works, again and again. I see what an extraordinary
gift to the church Dr. Rushdoony was, and what an effort and hard work
he put into his writings.
"Maybe his time will come sooner in a land where the ostentative
religion of statist humanism and democratism of all sorts had been triumphant
for centuries, but where its many forms went totally bankrupt and the
nation is truly groaning in disbelief, and is dying out (the birthrate
ratio in Czechland is 0.2). There is no hope for the future except the
doubtful and fearful future of many egotistic lifetimes. Through Rushs
liberating words, the Word of God can, Lord willing, change generations.
It may take some time, but it can also happen quite soon.
"His books do not serve to fill some empty spaces in my library,
or fill the intellectual pleasure of one individual. His words go out
as soon as they come in. My students heard of his thoughts the night after
the very day I read something from Rush. Also, many syllabi of translated
material from Rushs books were published in Czech to serve students
for further study. His Christianity
and the State exists in Czech as well as many parts of his Institutes.Today
even top government executives know his thoughts as they appeared in my
"Civic Papers." In other words, Rushs work is viva voce,
and will be even stronger in this little country of doubtful identity
in the middle of Europe.
"Ross House Books and the Chalcedon
Foundation serve a great cause of Christ in the land of spiritual
darkness, but, I believe, also in the land of future blessings. Without
this hope of freedom (spiritual and personal) one could hardly appreciate
Rushs prophetic voice. Soli Deo gloria."
From: David W. Souther
If Rush had a vision statement for life, I believe it would be, "applying
the Faith to all of life and thought." To me, this statement, is
the underlying theme stressed in all his writings. Through his works,
I was challenged to apply the Word of God to areas of life, that previously,
I hadn't considered "pertinent" to the Holy Scriptures. I am
forever in debt to Rush for stressing the preeminence of Faith. Not a
minute of a day goes by, when I am not thinking about how the Faith applies
to a present circumstance, relationship or issue. This is my life's challenge,
first given to me by Rush. I am eternally grateful.
From: W. R. Downing
I first became acquainted with the writings of R. J. Rushdoony in the
early 1970s. I read his work on "The Myth of Overpopulation,"
and was stunned. Soon afterward, I was given a copy of the "Institutes
of Biblical Law" by a pastor friend. It answered my remaining questions
concerning the relevance of God's Law and drove the final nail in the
coffin of my Dispensationalism. Rushdoony's writings also introduced me
to Van Til and presuppositional Apologetics. Over the years, I have perused
most of his works, and some I have studied repeatedly with great profit.
My father and I also knew him as a friend. His kindness and patience reflected
his thoughtful and gracious Christianity.