In Pursuit of Purity: American Fundamentalism Since 1850

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Unusual Publications, Jan 1, 1986 - Religion - 457 pages
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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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User Review  - Z. A. Canter -

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 ... Read full review


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