Review of Rushdoony’s Institutes of Biblical Law

As such, Rushdoony’s views in this book are relatively free from the personal subjectivity that so often characterizes attempts to construct a Christian life and worldview by analyzing the structure of sin-cursed “creation” (that is, nature) rather than by seeking to derive it from sinless Scripture.

The author is sometimes rather harsh in his differences with Luther and Calvin, the Westminster Standards and modern Reformed scholars and Churches. He is sometimes also rather too uncritical in his not sufficiently qualified praises of the Talmud and of Judaism. His treatment of the second commandment neglects all mention of the Romish use of images and the mass in Churches.