The roots of Christian fundamentalism in American Protestantism
On 27 February 2013, the British Academy held a conference on ‘What is Fundamentalism – and What Threats does it Pose to Today’s World?’ The event was convened at the suggestion of James Dunn, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Durham, and a Fellow of the British Academy. As well as examining the origins of
‘fundamentalism’ in early 20th-century American Protestantism (the subject of this article), the conference asked what are the conditions that cause fundamentalism to develop in different religions and cultures in modern times.
• James D G Dunn
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