For a good brief, basic explanation of Christian Fundamentalism see The Rise of Fundamentalism by Duke University Divinity School's Grant Wacker, Ph.D.
What is Fundamentalism and
What this Web Site is About
Though I long ago discarded my own fundamentalist beliefs (having been raised a Southern Baptist), I remain interested in understanding this area. This web site is an attempt to offer resources in the area of Christian fundamentalist belief both from within and outside of the fundamentalist viewpoint. Initially the sources shall be divided into those within the fundamentalist camp and those outside of the fundamentalist camp. Eventually I shall further subdivide these areas into more specific categories involving specific issues such as age of earth, creationism/evolution, Biblical history, literal interpretation, miracles, the deluge, Biblical criticism, apocalypticism.
December 7, 1998
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Sources that assume a fundamentalist viewpoint
Free, Joseph P. revised and expanded by Howard F. Vos. Archaeology and Bible history. Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, 1992.
Prophecy And Apologetic Site, Exposing the works of the Evil One, And False Teachings
FUNDAMENTALISTS AND FUNDAMENTALISM
Bible Believers Press
This site contains many articles written by fundamentalist teacher Peter S. Ruckman "and other various authors of like mindedness" Mostly their "like mindedness" is the view that the original King James version of the Bible is the ONLY real word of God. Some of the articles include the following:.
THE SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE The KJV Only Crowd compared to Apostate Fundamentalism.
What is a 'Dispensation An introduction for the Biblical teaching of "Dispensationalism."
Bible Believers' Resource
Page Topic : Biblical Fundamentalism
Contains the following articles::
Defense of the Gospel in Spurgeon's Day and Now - by T.T. ShieldsBible Believer's Resource Page
Fundamentalism, Modernism, and New Evangelicalism - by David W. Cloud
Is Fundamentalism a Belief in Five Fundamentals? - by David W. Cloud
Passive Fundamentalism - by Allen Dickerson
The Old Fashioned Fundamentalist - M.H. Reynolds
Understanding the Times - A Fundamentalist Proclamation
Outside of Fundamentalism
Sources that do not assume a fundamentalist viewpoint (sometimes even an anti-fundamentalist viewpoint). Included are critical examinations of the belief system, sociological analysis, skeptical investigations and/or explanations, scientific viewpoints, and alternative interpretations..
Barr, James. Beyond Fundamentalism. Philadelphia : Westminster Press, 1984.
Boone, Kathleen C. The Bible tells them so : the discourse of Protestant fundamentalism. Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, 1989.
Dodd, Paul. If My People
Who Are Called Baptists: A Layman's Challenge.
An open-minded layman's view of key issues in Baptist life, such as racism, women in the church, and the Bible. The context for his book resides in Dodd's claim that "I am a recovering fundamentalist. I will probably always be in a state of recovery. It is very hard to overcome fundamentalism, once you have experienced it." Dodd writes,
Funk, Robert W. The Complete Gospels : Annotated Scholars Version
Graham, Lloyd M. Deceptions and Myths of the Bible.
Lane Fox, Robin, The Unauthorized Version : Truth and Fiction in the Bible. New York : Knopf, 1991.
Hill, Jim and Cheadle, Rand. The Bible Tells Me So : Uses and Abuses of Holy Scripture
Pagels, Elaine. The Origin
of Satan. New York: Random House, 1995.
An excellent explanation of the origin of the christian idea of satan adopted from the hebrews. Shows the development of this idea first in the context of pagan persecution and then as a methodology for dealing with heretics within christianity itself.
Martin, Michael. The Case Against Christianity.
McKinsey , Dennis C. The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy.
Wheless, Joseph. Is
It God's Word : An Exposition of the Fables & Mythology of the Bible
& the Fallacies of Theology.
New Religios Movements
This is an excellent site to use as a basis for exploration of religious movements in christianity. Good source for definitions of terms such as cult, sect, anti-cult, and counter-cult. Includes scholarly explanations of fundamentalism as well as bibliography and annotated links to web sites.
Why The "Fundamentalist"
Approach To Religion Must Be Wrong
BORN AGAIN FUNDAMENTALISM
- HOPE OR HOAX?
A site for ex-fundamentalists: Information from the organization that provides support services to those wishing to disassociate themselves from Christian fundamentalism.
Contains many articles challenging fundamentalist positions
Why I Am No Longer a Fundamentalist:
Fundamentalism (from the
AlaPadre Catholic Corner)
Includes the following articles:
1.Fundamentalism \ AlaPopStop IndexWhat The Christian Fundamentalist Doesn't Want You To Know: A Brief Survey of Biblical Errancy
2.Fundamentalism \ nd.edu/~theo/glossary
3.Fundamentalism \ Stanley OP
4.Fundamentalist or Catholic
5.How to Talk to Fundamentalists
6.The Challenges of Religious Fundamentalism and Violence to Social Harmony
7.Toward Your Happiness \ Bishops of Alabama & Mississippi (1989)
8.What Is Fundamentalism? \ catholic.com
While Mormonism is not strictly classified as “Christian Fundamentalist,” its belief system does contain many of the aspects of standard fundamentalism. Mormon theology is based on beliefs that can not be empirically confirmed and contradict scientific explanations (mostly archaeology). These aspects are found mostly in what Mormonism’s adherents believe to be their sacred scripture: The Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants. As such I have included information on Mormonism here.
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