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Evangelical Scholarship, Retrospects and Prospects by Verlyn Verbrugge
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read May 22, 2019 to May 27, 2019.

This is a set of quality essays by colleagues and former students of Gundry. The series discusses the development and aftermath of the Modernist-Fundamentalist controversy in American Christianity, the development of the Evangelical movement in the 20th century US, and current challenges and new perspectives considered by the contemporary church in regard to the great changes in the culture and society and the state of scholarship and biblical backgrounds.

I learned a lot of historical details and details about the personalities involved in the development of American Fundamentalism, and of the growing radicalism that led to the moderating Evangelical movement in mid-century. I was personally unfamiliar with Stanley Gundry. This set of essays was very informative on Gundry and the cultural background in which he worked.

The essays include self-critical analysis within the evangelical movement as well as fair presentation of the personalities, flavored with fondness and personal knowledge of Gundry and his role in the scholarly development within the evangelical movement. There is also some attention given to the more recent trend of radicalism and logical reduction in what is still called Evangelicalism.

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May 22, 2019 – Started Reading
May 27, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 19, 2019 – Shelved

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