This book is for those who must cope with the growing liberal/conservative rift in today's church. Today people in the church are disturbed at the upsurge of fundamentalist groups who give strong emphasis to the "inerrancy of the Bible," are openly hostile to modern critical study of theology and the Bible, and suspect that those who do not agree with them are not really Christians. To cope with the current influence of these groups, we must first understand who and what a fundamentalist is. This book is an excellent place to acquire that understanding. Professor Barr gives a complete, well-documented portrait of the fundamentalists and the religion they advocate. He looks at their whole belief structure -- their historical roots, their basic philosophy, their scholarship, where they currently stand, and what type of people they attract. He demonstrates fundamentalism to be an incoherent scholarly position and in contradiction with the central logic of the Christian faith. His critique focuses on issues that divide the church and that need to be dealt with in dialogue to prevent a further split in the church today. - Back cover.
|Publisher||Philadelphia : Westminster Press|
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