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Christian and home schools have created a strong demand for resources that overthrow the secular mythology of recent years and trace the powerful influence of Christianity over American history. For this task Rev. Rousas John Rushdoony, founder of the Chalcedon foundation and a noted Christian theologian and scholar, was eminently qualified.
These lectures, originally given to college students, are the most theologically complete treatment of early American history available, yet retain a clarity and vividness of expression that makes them ideal even for bright high school age.
Far from moralizing through vague Christian truisms, Rev. Rushdoony reveals a foundation of American history of philosophical and theological substance. He describes leading motives and movements in terms of the thinking of the day. Of particular interest are the extensive discussions of the legal issues behind the American War for Independence, an examination of the observations of de Tocqueville, monetary policies, and the development of American culture by free men in an era of small government.
Though this series does not extend beyond 1865 (leaving the listener wanting more), Rev. Rushdoony points out that the Civil War was a watershed in American History, and was the beginning of secular attempts to rewrite history. In these tapes, the foundational faith and the philosophy based on that faith are revealed from our founding fathers. There can be no understanding of early American history without an understanding of the faith which undergirded its founding and growth. These tapes supply such an understanding.