Revival of the Gnostic Heresy: Fundamentalism

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 2008 - Religion - 240 pages
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In this rigorous and provocative study, Joe E. Morris argues that the basic tenets and practices of Fundamentalism are those of ancient Christian Gnosticism. Drawing on extensive research and careful analysis, Morris aligns the two religious phenomena, point by point, tenet by tenet. Along the way, he provides insights into the key hermeneutic of Fundamentalism: inerrancy of Scripture, highlighting the multiple problems with the positions of literal and inerrant interpretation, their impracticality and unfeasibility, and their contradiction with their own conservative doctrine--namely, the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. This groundbreaking book dramatically recasts our understanding of the history of Christianity and gives important context to modern-day religious debates.

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Joe E. Morris is a retired United Methodist Minister, licensed psychologist, and jury consultant. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including the award-winning novel, Land Where My Fathers Died.

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