Still later, in 1910, five fundamentals were identified to distinguish evangelicals from the liberalism that threatened the church: 1) the miracles of Christ; 2) the virgin birth of Christ; 3) the satisfaction view of the atonement; 4) the verbal inspiration of the Scriptures; and 5) the bodily resurrection of Christ.As you can see fundamentalism began as a commitment to orthodox Christianity. Today it is regarded as a more fanatical movement. By these five criteria, most practicing Christians in the world are old school fundamentalists.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
are you a fundamentalist?
I have been praying and thinking about whether God might be leading me to pursue a PhD. in Bible at some point in the future. I've been looking at different seminaries that offer doctoral programs. As I was looking at the website for Fuller Theological Seminary, in a historical statement I came across a description of the five "fundamentals" of Christianity that began what is known as fundamentalism. It read,