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Christian Reconstructionism

Christian Reconstructionism is a Christian movement based in the United States that advocates the reconstruction of society in terms of biblical law. Rousas John Rushdoony, founder of the movement, established one of its more influential organizations, the Chalcedon Foundation, in 1960. Small in number, the Reconstructionists provided some of the early intellectual foundation for the American Religious Right. Through their work in Christian schools and home schooling, they were an important force in the early mobilization and organization of the movement.

Christian Reconstructionist theology is rooted in two ideas: postmillennialism and presuppositionalism. Reconstructionists believe that Satan was defeated in Christ's resurrection and that we are currently living in the 1,000-year reign of the Kingdom of God. Postmillennialist Reconstructionists believe that creation was redeemed with the resurrection ...

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