Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sharia and theonomy



  1. James White recommends Sam Waldron's critique of theonomy

    I remember him recommending it over a decade ago, and he recently posted it on facebook a few days ago.

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3zLZ2RplzY
    James White responding to it about 6 minutes in

  3. Thanks for mirroring the article. God bless.

  4. Rushdoony and North tend to make my "spider sense" tingle.

    1. Rushdoony's Politics of Guilt and Pity is a pretty good book.

      North is the Jeane Dixon of theonomic prognosticators.

      I think the framework is fairly dated. There's been a lot of good material on OT ethnics published since Bahnsen, Rushdoony et al. That was a generation ago. 

      This gets to be like the Clark Controversy. An intramural debate that's stuck in a timewarp. 

      It's better to reboot the "theonomy" debate using more recently scholarly materials, viz. Gordon J. Wenham, Story as Torah: Reading Old Testament Narrative Ethically, Christopher J. H. Wright, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, Mark Rooker, The Ten Commandments: Ethics for the Twenty-First Century, Richard Bauckham, The Bible in Politics: How to Read the Bible Politically (2nd ed.)

    2. I'm not too familiar with many of those resources, so I should check them out, but as touching Rushdoony and North I think Dr. Frame's review of Rushdoony's "Institutes" well states many of the same kinds of uneasy concerns I have about him and North in general: http://www.frame-poythress.org/the-institutes-of-biblical-law-a-review-article/