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Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

Harriet A. Harris


This 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 Ja ... More

Keywords: Evangelicalism, Protestantism, Fundamentalism, Common Sense Realism, neo-Calvinism, modern hermeneutical philosophy, James Barr

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199532537
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532537.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harriet A. Harris, author
Lecturer in Theological Studies at the University of Exeter