I tend to view IFBism as monolithic. However, some like TCassidy disagreed. Then low and behold, TGC & Justin Taylor put out 2 recent blog posts about that very issue. The 4 Phases of Protestant Fundamentalism in America & God Did Not Create All Fundamentalists the Same He was relying much on John Fea's article, “Understanding the Changing Facade of Twentieth-Century American Protestant Fundamentalism: Toward a Historical Definition,” Trinity Journal 5NS (Fall 1994): 181–99, which was posted in the 4 Phases blog post above. Back to the issue. I still think that the IFB church at large is not just centered around a 4 vol. book or 5 or 6 beliefs that are "fundamental". I think there is a common, at-large attitude in the IFB segment. It seems to me that the qualities of today's IFBxers are extreme separation, the pursuit of certainty of doctrine, and the belief that their way is the only way. Of course, there are dissenters in this group. I think of institutions like Maranatha U or Detroit Baptist Theo Sem. They claim to be IFB, but they do not fit the mold I am casting.