Fundamentalism and Evangelicals
By (author) Dr. Harriet A. Harris
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Fundamentalism and Evangelicals by Dr. Harriet A. Harris
Book DescriptionThis study examines the contentious claim that much evangelicalism is fundamentalist in character. Within Protestantism, the term 'fundamentalism' denotes not only a movement but also a mentality which has greatly affected evangelicals, and which involves preserving as factual a reading of scripture as possible. Here the development and dismantling of the fundamentalist mentality is examined in light of philosophical influences upon evangelicalism over the last three centuries, notably: Common Sense Realism, neo-Calvinism, and modern hermeneutical philosophy. Particular attention is paid to James Barr's critique of fundamentalism and to evangelical rejoinders. Harriet A. Harris proposes that the fundamentalist mentality does not do justice to evangelical experience since it is more concerned with the Bible's factual truthfulness than with its life-giving effects. An appendix on Global Fundamentalism brings together two rarely united fields of study: Protestant fundamentalism's relation to evangelicalism, and its relation to resurgent movements in other religions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199532537
(215mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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'Fundamentalism' is a label used often pejoratively of religious conservatism. Evangelicals are growing in number and power around the world and are frequently regarded as fundamentalist. This volume examines fundamentalism as a mentality which has greatly affected evangelicalism, but which some evangelicals now wish to leave behind.
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Author Biography - Dr. Harriet A. Harris
Harriet A. Harris is Lecturer in Theological Studies at the University of Exeter.
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