The Church of the Fundamentalists

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  1. Squire Robertsson

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    Lately, there have been a few of threads dealing the nature of Fundamentalism. I am currently working my way through The Church of the Fundamentalists by Dr. (yes that's an earned doctorate) Larry Oats of Maranatha
    Baptist University. The link above is directly to MBU. The book is also available through Amazon.
     
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    The book deals with the Ecclesiology of Fundamentalism.
     
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    It looks like this deals with the ecclesiology in the broader context of Fundamentalism, and isn't just about Fundamental Baptists. Is that right?

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes, as Dr. Oats deals with Carl MacIntire, Machen and others. The book traces two strands of ecclesiology:
    1. the need for visible unity of the church
    2. the need for purity of the church
    He goes back to the early church fathers and works his way up to today. Working my way through the last chapter before the conclusion.
     
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    I am curious how they define and measure Purity. What metrics is used and how do quantify purity.

    Lastly, how do you emphasize a physical presence when there is no local presence? And are there default churches if the Fundi brand is nowhere to be found.
     
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    EWF, I suggest you read the book. It's not that expensive. Or get it through an interlibrary loan. It's also available in Kindle format.
     

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