Foundations of a Moral Government: Lex, Rex - A New Annotated Version in Contemporary English

Foundations of a Moral Government: Lex, Rex - A New Annotated Version in Contemporary English

by Michael A. Milton

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Overview

What if we had a guide to help us understand God’s will for human government? In fact, we do.

There are two books that help us navigate through the overgrown thicket of human ideas about governance: The Holy Bible and Lex, Rex. The Bible speaks directly and indirectly, by teaching and by example, of the principles of human government. The great work by Rutherford, Lex, Rex, exposits these principles and truths in 44 assertions. Until now, Lex, Rex was largely inaccessible to the modern reader. Rutherford’s words need to be communicated in a fresh, informed, and relevant way for today’s readers.

A new abridged, annotated, Standard English edition of Samuel Rutherford‘s Lex, Rex by Dr. Michael A. Milton is needed, now more than ever, so that we might return to the sacred ideas of human government that were foundational to the establishment of government in the United States and influential to the constitutional monarchy in Great Britain.

Until now, Lex, Rex was largely inaccessible to the modern reader. Moreover, Rutherford's words needed to be communicated in a fresh, informed, and relevant way for today’s readers.

“We owe many thanks to Mike Milton for careful work, analyzing and paraphrasing Rutherford for modern readers. He has used well his gifts as a linguist, a pastor, and a theological scholar. As we endure this historical period of radically divisive political debate, it is hard to imagine a better gift to the American people than this restoration of Rutherford’s important work.” - John M. Frame, PhD

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997249088
Publisher: Tanglewood Group
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Foreword by John Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Preface by Michael Milton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

A Biographical Reflection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Schaeffer on Rutherford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Editorial Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Lex, Rex

Part 1, Questions 1-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Part II, Questions 13-22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Part III, Questions 23-33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Part IV, Questions 34-44. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Afterword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Appendix A - Preface to Lex, Rex (1644). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Appendix B - Questions in the Original. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Appendix C - Dictionary of National Biography. . . . . . . . . . 151

Appendix D - Rutherford’s Last Words (1783 Ed.). . . . . . . . 157

About the Author. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

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