Secular concepts of force, violence, domination, and political legitimation replaced traditional Christian concepts to become the metrics for measuring [R.J.] Rushdoony’s theology…In short, it reduced Rushdoony’s ideas to their secular political implications while studiously neglecting their theological and epistemological foundation.
My two cents
I agree with this and I notice people doing it all the time. I always hate it when people reduce theology to its secular political implications. I thought that religion precedes secular politics and that secularism ought to be graded against religious requirements, not the other way round.
McVicar, M.J. (2010). Reconstructing America: Religion, American Conservatism, and the Political Theology of Rousas John Rushdoony. (Unpublished PhD thesis, Ohio State University), p. 393.