Review of Rushdoony’s Institutes of Biblical Law

His chapter on the fourth commandment denies the observance of the Sabbath before the Exodus—thus undermining that institution’s foundation as a creation ordinance for all men everywhere—while an appendix (by his son-in-law Gary North) on “the Economics of Sabbath- Keeping” is frankly somewhat antinomian.

Rushdoony’s book, although perhaps the best modern book we have yet seen on the socio-politico-economic implication of the Ten Commandments in English, is not quite of the doctrinal caliber of the similar standard works of Geesink and Smeenk. Nevertheless, the book is highly important.