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Rushdoony, The Word of Flux, p.57

Rushdoony, The Word of Flux, p.57

6. Irrational Man

Rousas John Rushdoony

The Word of Flux: Modern Man and the Problem of Knowledge, Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2002, pp.55-65

 1. Facts and Epistemology
 2. Circular Reasoning
 3. Facts and Presuppositions
 4. Faith and Knowledge
 5. Epistemological Man
 6. Irrational Man
 7. The Death of God: Its Implications
 8. Authority and Knowledge
 9. Ultimate Authority
 10. A Valid Epistemology
 11. The Flight From Reality
 1. Bootstrap Reasoning
 2. A Note on Recent Developments in Epistemology
 3. A Systematic Anthropology?
 4. The Lack of Epistemological Self-Consciousness


 Scripture declares of the God of Scripture that “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18). St. Paul says of God’s eternal decree, (p.57)

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. (Romans 8:28-30). (p.57)

 For such a God, predestination is an inescapable consequence of His sovereign power in creation. A system is thus also inescapable because God’s eternal decree absolutely controls all things. To eliminate systematic theology requires eliminating such a God, or to retain Him only as a limiting concept. This Haroutunian does: (p.57)