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The Religious Right On Steroids?

Christian Reconstruction: R.J. Rushdoony and American Conservatism by Michael J. McVicar, University of North Carolina Press, 231 pp.

Rousas John Rushdoony isn’t exactly a household name. And the movement he founded­ – Christian Reconstruction – probably won’t be familiar to anyone who isn’t a veteran watcher of the Religious Right.

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Since 1988 I’ve been keeping an eye on a faction of the Religious Right known as Christian Reconstructionists.

Reconstructionists are so extreme they make TV preacher Pat Robertson look like a moderate. They call themselves Reconstructionists because they plan to “reconstruct” American society along “biblical” lines – well, it’s really more their interpretation of what the Bible mandates. In their case, that means a country that is a fundamentalist Christian theocracy operating under Old Testament law.