Rousas John Rushdoony Organization founder

Rousas John Rushdoony (April 25, 1916 – February 8, 2001) was a Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian and is widely credited as the father of Christian Reconstructionism and an inspiration for the modern Christian homeschool movement. His followers and critics have argued that his thought exerts considerable influence on the Christian right. Rushdoony was born in New York City, the son of recently arrived Armenian immigrants. Before his parents fled the Armenian Genocide of 1915, his ancestors had lived in a remote area near Mount Ararat for about 2000 years. There are claims that since the year 320, every generation of the Rushdoony family has produced a Christian priest or minister. Rushdoony himself claimed that his ancestors "…would perpetually give a member of their family to be a priest to perform a kind of Aaronic priesthood as in the Old Testament, an hereditary priesthood. Whoever in the family felt called would become the priest. And our family did so. So from the early 300's until now there has always been someone in the ministry in the family.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 25th, 1916
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 8th, 2001 at age of 84
Place of death
Vallecito
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Education

1. Pacific School of Religion Colleges/University

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is an ecumenical seminary located in Berkeley, California. It maintains covenantal relationships with the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church and the Disciples of Christ, ensuring the school provides the necessary requirements for candidates to seek ordination within these denominations. These three denominations account for approximately half of the student population of PSR. The school has also maintained close relationships with the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, as well as other denominations. Over the years PSR has provided training for clergy from a wide range of religious traditions including Buddhists, Jews, Pagans, Pentecostals, and Roman Catholics.

Founded
1866
Headquarters
1798 Scenic Avenue, 94709 - Berkeley, California
Postgraduates
2010. 248
Official web page www.psr.edu
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Notable alumni by gender

People attended Pacific School of Religion connected by profession and/or age

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2. University of California, Berkeley Colleges/University

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres (72 ha). Berkeley offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. Established in 1868 as the result of merger of the private College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California (UC). Berkeley has been charged with providing both "classical" and "practical" education for the state's people and is generally considered to be the flagship institution in the University of California system. Berkeley co-manages three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2012. 3.33 bil. $
2011. 3.03 bil. $
2010. 2.6 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
March 23rd, 1868
Headquarters
200 California Hall # 1500, 94720 - Berkeley, California
Undergraduates
2012. 25,774
2011. 25,885
2010. 25,540
2009. 25,534
2006. 23,863
Postgraduates
2012. 10,125
2011. 10,257
2010. 10,293
2009. 10,313
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.0 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 25.6 %
2010. 21.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.9 K $
2012. 12.9 K $
2011. 12.8 K $
2010. 10.9 K $
2009. 8.94 K $
Official web page www.berkeley.edu
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of California, Berkeley connected by profession and/or age

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Organizations founded

1. Chalcedon Foundation

Organization

Date funded

1965

Wikiedia article

The Chalcedon Foundation is an American Christian Reconstructionist organization founded by Rousas John Rushdoony in 1965. Named for the Council of Chalcedon, it has also included theologians such as Gary North, who later founded his own organization, the Institute for Christian Economics. The Chalcedon Foundation provides educational material in the form of books, newsletter reports and various electronic media, toward advancing the theological teachings of Rushdoony's Christian Reconstructionism movement. It is notable for its role in the influence of Christianity on politics in the U.S. and has been described as "a think tank of the Religious Right." Rushdoony's son, Mark now heads the foundation. The Chalcedon Foundation has been listed as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for, among other reasons, supporting the death penalty for homosexuals.

2. Council of Chalcedon

Organization

Wikiedia article

The Council of Chalcedon was a church council held from October 8 to November 1, AD 451, at Chalcedon, on the Asian side of the Bosporus, known in modern times as Kadıköy in Istanbul, although it was then separate from Constantinople. The judgements and definitions of divine nature issued by the council marked a significant turning point in the Christological debates that led to the separate establishment of the church in the Western Roman Empire during the 5th century. Many Anglicans and most Protestants consider it to be the last ecumenical council. These churches, per Martin Luther, hold that both conscience and scripture preempt doctrinal councils and generally agree that the conclusions of later councils were unsupported by or contradictory to scripture. The Council of Chalcedon was convened by Emperor Marcian, with the reluctant approval of Pope Leo the Great, to set aside the 449 Second Council of Ephesus which would become known as the "Latrocinium" or "Robber Council".

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