Author: Mark Rushdoony
Narrator: Shelby Luke

The following is a talk given on September 16, 2005, at Chalcedon’s 40th Anniversary Conference in Cumming, GA.

As this is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Chalcedon, I would like to share some things I do not normally have a chance to relate, except in bits and pieces in private conversation. I would like to talk about Chalcedon’s origins from the perspective of the life and ministry of its founder, my father, Rousas John Rushdoony. God’s sovereign providence is evident in how my father even came to be born in America. In order to explain how his thinking developed, I have to go back to the Old World in which he was conceived.

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