Definitions

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  • n. The state of being governed by God or in accordance with divine law.

Etymologies

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theo- + -nomy

Examples

  • Once more, we cannot fail to see that just as astrology has given place to astronomy, so theology, the science of Him whom by searching no man can find out, is fast being replaced by what we may not improperly call theonomy, or the science of the laws according to which the Creator acts.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • As Monsignor Knox has pointed out, this ultratheocratic approach must be distinguished from the sort of theocracy (what has recently been called theonomy - the rule of God's Law) imposed by Calvin in Geneva or by the Calvinistic Puritans in 17th-century North America.

    LewRockwell.com

  • There is no question that, on this fundamental level, as Van Til said, there is either "theonomy" (meaning nothing more than "God's authoritative self-disclosure; it doesn't properly mean," the abiding validity of the Mosaic civil code ") or" autonomy. "

    Heidelblog

  • Ten Commandments monuments, on the other hand, are an obvious slippery slope leading directly to fundamentalist theonomy.

    Waldo Jaquith - The Supreme Court is taking a religion case.

  • A number of these leaders have been influenced by Christian Reconstructionism, which is a variant of theocracy called "theonomy."

    Chip Berlet: What is Dominionism? Palin, The Christian Right And Theocracy

  • His message is specifically one of theonomy, of remaking modern society in the image of his interpretation of Mosaic law.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Law and Economics Training for Religious Leaders:

  • His message is specifically one of theonomy, of remaking modern society in the image of his interpretation of Mosaic law...

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Law and Economics Training for Religious Leaders:

  • Indeed, in Cromwell's less confident moments, he considered the option of fleeing to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, whose strident Puritanism is counted by Christian Reconstructionists as the founding ideology of the United States, which they are attempting to reinstate as "theonomy."

    'Fringe Religion'?

  • A tireless worker, a point his instructor in theonomy was at pains to emphasize.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • For hair-raising reading on this subject, I suggest doing an Internet search on "Christian Reconstructionism" or the theological term "theonomy."

    post-gazette.com - News

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