Christian Reconstructionism is a religious and political movement that advocates for the establishment of a theocratic society based on strict adherence to biblical law. The movement emerged in the United States in the 1960s and is influenced by the teachings of theologian R.J. Rushdoony. Followers of Christian Reconstructionism are [Christian nationalists]( who believe that the Bible provides a blueprint for all aspects of society, including law, government, education, and economics. They argue that [the separation of church and state is a myth]( and that the state should be subservient to the church. Christian Reconstructionists aim to transform society by implementing biblical law through the political process. They seek to abolish secular government institutions and replace them with biblical courts and local governments. They also advocate for the reintroduction of Old Testament punishments such as stoning and the death penalty for a variety of crimes. Critics of Christian Reconstructionism argue that the movement's extreme views on biblical law and the role of government are incompatible with democratic values and that its ideas are dangerous and divisive.