In Pursuit of Purity: A History of American Fundamentalism Since 1850
Written in 1986, In Pursuit of Purity, by BJU church history professor David O. Beale, is still the most authoritative history of militant Fundamentalism ever written from a Fundamentalist perspective. Beale begins the story with the prayer meeting revivals of 1857 and traces it through the rise of conservative Bible conferences, the ascendance of modernistic liberalism, and the intradenominational battles that ensued. He focuses especially on Baptists and Presbyterians without excluding other groups. Especially helpful for its brief biographical and denominational histories. - Publisher.
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I was very satisfied with this book. It presents the history of Fundamentalism in a balanced, Christian perspective. It was slightly "too academic," however, and I would have preferred the notes coming at the end of the book rather than at the end of each chapter. Also, very little was even mentioned of the Southern Baptist Convention. All in all, though, it was a well-written and extremely informative book. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to know more about the history of true Fundamentalist Christianity.
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