Five Solas


Gary North Millennialism And Social Theory 8 A Missed Opportunity

Gary North Millennialism And Social Theory 8 A Missed Opportunity

8. Historical Sanctions: An Inescapable Concept

Gary North

Millennialism And Social Theory, Tyler, Texas: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990, pp.185-209

1. Eschatology and the Millennium
2. What Is Social Theory?
3. Covenantal Progress
4. Pessimillennialism
5. The Society of the Future
6. Time Enough
7. Denying God's Predictable Sanctions in History
8. Historical Sanctions: An Inescapable Concept
 Honesty as the Best Policy
 Visible Sanctions and Truth
 The Rejection of Social Theory
 The Dispensational View of History
  A Missed Opportunity
  Cultural Irrelevance for Jesus' Sake
  A Startling Contrast
  Without the Sugar-Coating
 The Theology of the Rescue Mission
  The Truth Hurts
 A Perfect Pessimism
 The Quest for Relevance
  The Shaking of the Foundations
  The Impossible Dream
9. The Sociology of Suffering
10. Pietistic Postmillennialism
11. Will God Disinherit Christ's Church?
12. Our Blessed Earthly Hope in History
13. What Is to Be Done?
Appendix: The Lawyer and the Trust
For Further Reading


A Missed Opportunity

 Consider when that article appeared. It was at the peak of the post-World War II period of American supremacy. Eisenhower was President. Khrushchev had only barely consolidated his power in the Soviet Union. His famous 1956 "secret speech" on Stalin's "cult of personality" had shaken the American Communist Party to the core, with many resignations as a result. In America, rock and roll was still in its Fats Domino-Bill Haley Buddy Holly-early Elvis Presley phase. There was no conservative movement. William F. Buckley's National Review magazine was only a year old. No one outside of Arizona had heard of Barry Goldwater, whose run for the Presidency came in 1964. (p.194)