By choosing radical theonomy
or radical autonomy over theonomy
, humans sin and so are alienated from their authentic selves.
Walter Kaspar wrote an essay called "Autonomy and Theonomy
Christian Reconstructionism is also known as Dominionism or Theonomy
and is characterized by the desire to bring all areas of life under the lordship of Christ.
So, properly understood, theonomy
is not heteronomy, but the ground, the guarantee and also the limit of human autonomy, which may never deteriorate into human arbitrariness.
7) In this "participated theonomy
," we are active cooperators with God in shaping our lives in accordance with His plan.
To compound the impression of deep confusion in this sensitive area, O'Connor also compared Wahhabism to Christian theonomy
and reconstructionism, two forms of extremism that are amongst the most reactionary sects in American religious life.
Advocates of Christian reconstructionism--also known as theonomy
("God's law")--defined the movement in terms of five theological tenets: a Calvinistic notion of regeneration, or salvation by God-given grace; a postmillennial eschatology predicting that Jesus Christ's second coming will occur after a thousand-year reign of the saints, thus requiring Christians to act now to bring about that reign; presuppositional apologetics; an anti-statist worldview requiring "decentralized social order where civil government is only one legitimate government among many"; and finally, "continuing validity and applicability of the whole law of God.
Tillich found theonomy
dominant in the "archaic" periods of all the world's great cultures and in the early and high Middle Ages of the West.
Philibert (1983) criticized Kohlberg for emphasizing the idea of justice to the neglect of New Testament agape and theonomy
In a lucid, journalistic style, Michelle Goldberg, a secular Jew, has performed yeoman's work in explicating how the dominion theology of the religious right is leading us, not to theocracy, but to theonomy
, or government according to biblical law.
As mentioned previously in Part I, he identifies three theoretical approaches, namely heteronomy, theonomy
, and autonomy.
The Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) has welcomed followers of Theonomy
, who believe adulterers, gays and unruly children should be publicly stoned to death.