I began recently, after so long a time, to actually read word-for-word the Institutes by J Calvin. However, before I could get half way through the introduction, somebody gave me a copy of R.J. Rushdoony's "Institutes of Biblical Law", and I haven't been able to put it down except for nightly exhaustion. Have any of you read this great work? I cannot oversell it - it is a must read for every Christian, regardless of denomination etc. But sadly, in searching for more information about Rushdoony on the internet, I found several unfriendly reviews of his work. Much like one of our Baptist Fathers, and the ultimate Bible commentator extraordinaire, John Gill, Rushdoony has been maligned by his critics for the few and in some cases unjustified controversies (btw all great men must be accused of controversy). If you let RJ's controversial teachings dissuade you, you'll miss a real blessing. His Institutes, if nothing else, probably represent the greatest single commentary on the Ten Commandment, with over 600 pages dedicated to that one task alone. Check it out.