The Center and Boundaries of Evangelical/Fundamentalist Faith---A Review Essay

Douglas Jacobsen


Two recent books on mid-twentieth-century fundamentalism and evangelicalism paint apparently contrasting pictures of these related movements and the nature of their relationship. In this appraisal of Joel A. Carpenter's Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 384 pp., $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-19-505790-2) and Jon R. Stone's On the Boundaries of American Evangelicalism: The Postwar Evangelical Coalition (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997, 230 pp., $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-312-17342-3), Douglas Jacobsen highlights key differences but suggests the two studies can ultimately be seen as complementary. Mr. Jacobsen teaches church history and theology at Messiah College.


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