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The Sword of the Lord, and the Fundamentalist Conversation

Discussion in 'Fundamental Baptist Forum' started by rlvaughn, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member
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    I found the following thesis online, while searching for something else. Some of you might be interested in reading it.
    John R. Rice, The Sword of the Lord, and the Fundamentalist Conversation: Comparisons with J. Frank Norris's The Fundamentalist and Carl McIntire's The Christian Beacon
    Robin L. Smith, Master's Thesis, Wright State University, 2013

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    "John R. Rice and his newspaper, The Sword of the Lord, were highly influential in the fundamentalist movement and the larger evangelical world in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. A comparison between Rice’s writings and those of fellow fundamentalists J. Frank Norris in The Fundamentalist and Carl McIntire in The Christian Beacon reveal differences among fundamentalists that contributed to the split between fundamentalism and “new” evangelicalism in the 1950s. An examination of the men’s attitudes toward separation, handling of conflicts and disagreements, political rhetoric and involvement in politics, and attention to social and cultural issues show that Rice is consistently more moderate and conciliatory than Norris and McIntire, avoiding the extreme positions characteristic of many in the fundamentalist movement."
     
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    This would be seen in the split between Evangelicals and Fundamentalism later on?
     
  3. rlvaughn

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    Yes, that seems to be what the author had in mind.
     
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