Dominionists and reconstructionists

Conquering by Stealth and Deception — How the Dominionists Are Succeeding in Their Quest for National Control and World Power by Katherine Yurica, September 14, 2004

Reconstructionists Celebrate “Ruling Over the Earth” Day by Julie Ingersoll Religion Dispatches.com, April 22, 2011

The Pundits and the Dominionists by Julie Ingersoll, ReligionDispatches.com, August 26, 2011 …The increase in coverage of the religious right’s longterm strategy to transform American culture has led to a number of responses charging “leftists” with fearmongering and with generalizing from a few obscure examples to the wide-ranging religiously oriented conservatives… look at the influence of Christian Reconstruction; how has it impacted the style of the conservative Christianity that makes up the religious right…we all seek to shape society along lines we think is best. Reconstructionists themselves  hold a view of knowledge that says that there are really only two possible worldviews (a biblical one and a humanist one that comes in several varieties) and that both worldview are in a conflict for dominion (so in their view “we” are fighting for it too)…The real influence is much more subtle: it’s in the now-multiple generations who have grown up in Christian schooling…The influence plays out in the many Americans who see history and science as theology, promoting “Christian American history” and opposing evolution as an explanation for human origins…These broad cultural changes have developed, in part, from a longterm strategy adopted by the Reconstructionists (what Doug Phillips calls multigenerational faithfulness), the most important component of which is the education of children (theirs and insofar as is practical other peoples’ as well). It is not fearmongering, paranoia, or religious bigotry to try to understand their goals and strategies. In fact, it’s irresponsible not to. 

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