Fundamentalism

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Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2004 - Religion - 113 pages
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What makes Fundamentalism different from other expressions of Christianity? In Fundamentalism, authors Fisher Humphreys and Philip Wise seek to answer such questions for non-Fundamentalists curious about this strain of American Christianity. The authors define Fundamentalism in the scope of Christian religion, including both its impulses as well as the movement as a whole, while drawing on the commonality among fundamentalists of all religions. Although they disagree with Fundamentalism, the authors hope to alleviate the automatic association of fundamentalism in general with radical violent minorities. By providing an informed understanding of Fundamentalism among contemporary Christians, the authors hope to provide critical insight for those considering joining the movement as well as to foster a healthy relationship with Fundamentalists in families, churches, and communities. While acknowledging many common beliefs and practices with Fundamentalism, even some of the most import
 

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Contents

The Original Fundamentalism
17
The Theology of Fundamentalism
35
The Attitudes of Fundamentalism
57
Relating to Fundamentalists
81
Discussion Guide
101
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About the author (2004)

Fisher Humphreys is Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University Philip Wise is the Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas

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