The Roots of Postfundamentalist Evangelicalism (and Fundamentalism)

"One thing that I perhaps should mention is that evangelicalism (and fundamentalism) is the sum of reactions to the Enlightenment. In this sense, both movements are reactionary, but with turtle-like reactions of decades to a problem now centuries old." - Don Johnson

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The fact of a conservative theologian who doesn't want to be identified as a fundamentalist is pretty well the textbook definition of a post-conservative evangelical. That's Olson's point, which will be the subject of an upcoming post at Oxgoad.

I am genuinely confused about your point (and Olson's). Are you saying that, for example, Al Mohler and D.A. Carson are post-conservative evangelicals if they don't self-identify as fundamentalists (according to how you and Olson define the term)? Is Olson writing from the perspective that Mohler (et al) are fundamentalists? If so, I would agree! So did Frances Fitzgerald.

To clarify, I meant I don't self-identify as a "fundamentalist" as Baptist fundamentalists like the FBFI define the term.

 

 

 

Oops! I mistyped. Sorry for the confusion. I should have left "post-" off that sentence.

Fixed: The fact of a conservative theologian who doesn't want to be identified as a fundamentalist is pretty well the textbook definition of a conservative evangelical. That's Olson's point, which will be the subject of an upcoming post at Oxgoad.

My bad. Thanks for the correction.

Sorry about the confusion, but I think I didn't say it right in my correction. Here is, I hope the final version of my comment:

The fact of a conservative theologian who doesn't want to be identified as a fundamentalist is pretty well the textbook definition of a postfundamentalist evangelical. That's Olson's point, which will be the subject of an upcoming post at Oxgoad.

By postfundamentalist, I have to add, Olson means what we used to call "new evangelical." He mentions the term, but claims it is a slur from the fundametalists (I think I mentioned this earlier). He forgets that new evangelical is their own term. Nevertheless, he means the same thing by both terms.

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Don Johnson
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