Modern Western Culture — Prolegomena

This is intended as only a survey course. Another advanced course may be added later. The purpose of this course is to begin to tease out how Western Civilization and culture has been hijacked by a alien people with a alien interest, and a alien belief system. By the end of this course the student should begin to recognize the influence of this Alienism as it redirects many aspects of modern Western culture.

Main Texts

1.) “Judaism’s Strange Gods” — Michael Hoffman
2.) “Waters Flowing Eastward: The War Against the Kingship of Christ” — L. Fry & Mme. Paquita de Shishmareff

Assignment — Read the main texts.

a.) Based on Hoffman’s works write a 15 page paper giving your Impression of the Talmud while identifying the principle of Hermeneutic for Judaism.

b.) Based on Mme. Paquita de Shishmareff write a 15 page paper identifying the Worldview of Judaism as well as its disposition towards Western Civilization.

Supplemental Texts

1.) “Liberalists and Jews” (Reprinted from ‘De Standaard,’ 1878) — Abraham Kuyper
2.) “The Jews” — Hilaire Belloc
3.) “The Zionist Factor” — Ivor Benson
4.) “For Fear Of the Jews” — Stan Rittenhouse
5.) “Behind Communism” — Frank L. Britton
6.) “Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution” — Anthony Sutton
7.) “Son of Liberty; No Apologies” –Marvin H. Clark Jr.

8.) “The Great Holocaust Trial: The Landmark Battle for the Right to Doubt the West’s Most Sacred Relic” — Michael Hoffman

9.) “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel” — Alison Weir
10.) The International Jew — Henry Ford

Supplementary Texts assignment

1.) Read Abraham Kuypers Essay.

Write a paper answering these kinds of questions

a.) What is Kuyper’s main thesis
b.) How does Kuyper support his thesis
c.) What Warnings does Kuyper raise
d.) What solutions does Kuyper offer
e.) What does Kupyer offer as the heart of the problem

2.) Read Belloc’s short work. Do the same with Belloc as you were assigned with Kuyper above

3.) Read books 3-6 and 8-10. Provide 1 page of summary notes for each chapter of each book. Make sure to glean the authors main points.

4.) Write a critical book review covering Clark’s work.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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