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Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction

Julie J. Ingersoll


This book explores the Christian Reconstructionist movement as an influence in American conservative Protestantism. Christian Reconstruction, which developed out of the work of R. J. Rushdoony in the mid-twentieth century, has broadly and subtly shaped conservative American Protestantism, especially its politicized versions, known as the religious right or the Christian right. Reconstructionists embrace a traditional Reformed notion of the Unity of Scripture to argue that all life should be brought under the authority of biblical law as contained in the Old and New Testaments. This “biblical w ... More

Keywords: Christian Reconstruction, Rushdoony, biblical worldview, homeschooling, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199913787
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913787.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie J. Ingersoll, author
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL