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Contending for the Faith

by Fred Moritz

What is Fundamentalism?

End Notes

1Larry D. Pettegrew, "Will the Real Fundamentalist Please Stand Up?" Central Testimony, fall 1982, pp. 1-2. (back to article)

2Rolland D. McCune, "The Self-Identity of Fundamentalism," Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal, spring 1996, pp. 9-34. (back to article)

3Ibid., p. 21, cited from David O. Beale, In Pursuit of Purity: American Fundamentalism Since 1850 (Greenville, SC: Unusual Publications, 1986), pp. 375-79. (back to article)

4Pettegrew, p. 5. (back to article)

5James Barr, Fundamentalism (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1977), p. 8. (back to article)

6Ibid., p. 1. (back to article)

7Carl F. H. Henry, The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1947), p. 19. (back to article)

8Ibid. (back to article)

9Ibid., p. 20. (back to article)

10George Marsden, Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1987), pp. xi, xii. (back to article)

11George Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980), p. 4. (back to article)

12Marsden, Reforming Fundamentalism, p. 10. (back to article)

13Ernest R. Sandeen, The Roots of Fundamentalism (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1970), p. 103. (back to article)

14Ibid., p. 107. (back to article)

15Ibid. (back to article)

16Grant Wacker, Augustus H. Strong and the Dilemma of Historical Consciousness (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1985), p. 18. (back to article)

17William Ward Ayer, speech to the National Association of Evangelicals, April 1956, quoted in Louis Gasper, The Fundamentalist Movement, 1930-1956 (1963; reprint, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981), pp. 2-3. (back to article)

18David O. Beale, In Pursuit of Purity: American Fundamentalism Since 1850 (Greenville, SC: Unusual Publications, 1986), p. 3. (back to article)

19David L. Cummins, in personal correspondence, April 13, 1998. (back to article)

20Robert Delnay, "Distinctive Marks of Fundamentalism" (Clearwater Christian College, lecture notes), 2 pages. (back to article)

21Bob Jones Jr., "As I See It," Preach the Word, January-March 1998, p. 12. (back to article)

22Pettegrew, p. 2. (back to article)

23Ibid. We note that Pettegrew now teaches at The Master's Seminary, where ecclesiastical separation is not emphasized as Pettegrew emphasized it in this article. (back to article)

24Beale, p. 27. (back to article)

25Chester E. Tulga, "What Baptists Believe About Soul Liberty," The Baptist Challenge, October 1997, p. 21. (back to article)

26Jack Hoad, The Baptist (London: Grace Publications Trust, 1986), p. 7. (back to article)

27Ibid., p. 225. (back to article)

28Richard A. Harris, "A Plea for Christian Statesmanship," The Challenge, December 1997, p. 1. (back to article)

29Ibid., p. 2. (back to article)

30Edward Dobson, "I Am Proud to Be a Fundamentalist," Fundamentalist Journal, June 1985, p. 12. (back to article)

31Jerry Falwell, ed., The Fundamentalist Phenomenon (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981), p. 11. (back to article)

32Ibid., p. 220. (back to article)

33Charles Colson, The Body (Dallas: Word Publishing, 1992), p. 161. (back to article)

34Ibid, p. 162. (back to article)

35Ibid. (back to article)

36Note, for instance, that Harold John Ockenga, in his press release December 8, 1957 (Boston: The Park Street Church), stated, "The strategy of the New Evangelicalism has changed from one of separation to infiltration." Two paragraphs later he said, "The New Evangelicalism is willing to face the intellectual problems and meet them in the framework of modern learning. It stands doctrinally upon the creeds and confessions of the Church and grants liberty in minor areas when discussion is promoted on the basis of exegesis of Scripture." Ockenga insisted that the New Evangelicalism would retain orthodox doctrine but renounce Fundamentalism's militancy and separatism. The first generation New Evangelicalism divided from Fundamentalism over separation. Believers who remain in apostate churches and denominations reflect the New Evangelical, not the Fundamentalist, philosophy. History demonstrates that Colson's description is clearly not an accurate understanding of Fundamentalism. (back to article)


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