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Fundamentals [Paperback]

By R. a. Torrey (Editor), Charles L. Feinberg (Revised by) & Warren W. Wiersbe (Notes by)
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One of the greatest defenses of the faith that covers all the central teachings of Christianity, including the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, the second coming, and salvation by grace.

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Originally published as a multi-volume series, "The Fundamentals" is one of the finest and most widely distributed statements of Christian doctrine ever produced. Written to combat the inroads of liberalism into the Christian church, "The Fundamentals" literally stirred the world in defense of the historic Christian faith. These articles blend a "common-sense" doctrinal approach with personal application built upon the foundation of the inspired and inerrant Scriptures.
"The Fundamentals" defends the deity of Christ, the inspiration of the Scriptures, the bodily resurrection of Christ, and many other foundational truths. These statements also apply biblical Christianity to the wider problems of life and culture by emphasizing the essentials and de-emphasizing the nonessentials. This balance in both doctrine and application has established "The Fundamentals" as a classic of Christian literature.

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Fundamentals by R. a. Torrey, Charles L. Feinberg & Warren W. Wiersbe has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 157

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Studio: Kregel Academic & Professional
Pages   716
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.62" Height: 1.45"
Weight:   2.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2005
Publisher   Kregel Academic & Professional
ISBN  0825426332  
ISBN13  9780825426339  

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More About R. a. Torrey, Charles L. Feinberg & Warren W. Wiersbe

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Reuben Archer Torrey (1856-1928), was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. Torrey joined Dwight L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago in 1889, and became superintendent of the Bible Institute of the Chicago Evangelization Society (now Moody Bible Institute). Five years later, he became pastor of the Chicago Avenue Church (now The Moody Church) in 1894. In 1898, Torrey served as a chaplain with the YMCA at Camp Chicamauga during the Spanish-American War. Later, during World War I, he performed similar service at Camp Bowie (a POW camp in Texas) and Camp Kearny. In 1902-1903, he preached in nearly every part of the English-speaking world and with song leader Charles McCallon Alexander conducted revival services in Great Britain from 1903 to 1905. During this period, he also visited China, Japan, Australia, and India. Torrey conducted a similar campaign in American and Canadian cities in 1906-1907. Throughout these campaigns, Torrey utilized a meeting style that he borrowed from Moody's campaigns of the 1870s. In 1907, he accepted an honorary doctorate from Wheaton College. In 1912, Torrey was persuaded to build another institution like Moody Bible Institute, and from 1912 to 1924, he served as Dean of Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University), also contributing to the BIOLA publication, The King's Business. In 1915, he also served as pastor of the Church of the Open Door, Los Angeles. Torrey was one of the three editors of The Fundamentals, the twelve-volume series that lent its name to what came to be called "fundamentalism." His last evangelistic meeting was in Florida in 1927. Future planned meetings were canceled because of his failing health. He died at home in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 26, 1928, having preached the world over and having left a legacy of over forty books. Torrey Auditorium, for decades the main auditorium at Moody Bible Institute, was named for him. At Biola, the Torrey Honors Institute honors him, as does the university's annual Bible conference.

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The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth  Sep 29, 2005
The subtitle of this overwhelming apologetic says it all! The scholars that contributed to these writings set a standard in the study of apologetics. If you need answers on how to defend the Bible's infallibility, authority, inerrancy and authenticity against the views of "higher critics," science, and evolution, this book is for you. In this day and time, mainstream Protestants truly need to 'get back to the basics' of knowing how to defend the Word of God. "The Fundamentals," will do just that.
Historic and Relevant Presentation of Christian Faith  Jul 15, 2005
This landmark study was originally financed by Christian laymen Lyman and Milton Stewart, first published between 1910 and 1915 in twelve paperback volumes and distributed free to many thousands of ministers, missionaries and leading laypersons. It was published in a four volume edition in 1917. Demand has since kept the four volume edition in print. My own four copies were reprinted in 1988.
By the beginning of the twentieth century religious modernism and apostasy in Biblical criticism, theology and practice had made major inroads in American seminaries, colleges and mainline churches. This monumental work raised a defense and standard for Biblical Christianity. The many articles range over a variety of topics, covering Biblical criticism, theology and the practical application of the Christian faith.
The studies were contributed by a variety of writers representing different traditions of Protestantism in the defense and promotion of a vital Christian faith based upon the inspiration of the Bible and the great central doctrines of the Bible and the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Not only is this a great historic work that contributed to the burgeoning modern Christian Fundamentalist and Evangelical movements; it is also a work that has retained much relevance and may still be read profitably for knowledge, doctrine and practical Christian living.

Coined The word Fundamentalist  Mar 20, 2005
Do you believe the Bible to be the word of God? Do you believe the events described in the word of God? Do you believe the events described in the books of the bible really happened as described? If one answers no to either question, one is at a disadvantage to accept the message of salvation. By the end of the nineteenth century many a seminary professor taught that the bible was not historically accurate and questioned the miracles described in the bible as really happening. Many, who came to seminary to learn how to defend God's word, were taught to question the authority of the Bible. The books of the Bible were not God's authentic word. The Fundamentals was first published in 1917 in response to this situation. The word fundamentalist was coined by those who participated in the writing this work. Later the term was taken with pride by those who defended the authenticity of the Bible.

Higher criticism of the Bible is the determination of the historic origins of each particular book of the Bible. The scholar through research the text, outside historic information, and theory makes a determination who, when, and where the book "actually " was written. Some question the facts presented in the text because of "facts" and theories not contained in the text. Some have used the study of Higher criticism as a means to question the historic accuracy of the Bible; they undermine the authority of the Bible as God's written word by determining alternative Human authors to those claimed in the text, and being written in different times. These scholars describe the Bible as human myth. Many a Higher critic deny God's use of miracles to intervene in the world. They do not question God's use of ordinary means to intervene in peoples lives. These scholars taught future ministers of God's word.

The Fundamentals were written to counter such criticism of the Bible. The book contains a counter school of Higher Criticism. These writers believe the Bible was written when the text of the Bible says it was written and written by the authors as stated in the text. These proclaimers of God's word describe the Bible as accurate, historic, and the foremost means God choose to communicate to His flock. This text was written to counter the arguments of those who deny the Bible as the word of God. Each article takes on another argument against the Bible.
Fascinating and highly informative  May 7, 2004
By the turn of the 20th century, new "modern" and liberal teachings (such as Evolution, Higher Criticism, rejection of the reliability of the Bible and rejection of the deity of Christ) had begun to have a serious influence on American churches, provoking debate across the country. In 1909, two Christian laymen, oil magnates Lyman and Milton Stewart, set aside money for the publication of a group of articles, written by well-known orthodox Protestant scholars, spelling out the fundamentals (or essential doctrines for salvation) of the Christian faith. From 1910 to 1915 the scholars published ninety articles, which were eventually compiled into twelve books. These ninety articles defend each of the essential doctrines then perceived to be under attack, and cover such things as the inspiration of Scripture, the virgin birth, deity and substitutionary atonement of Christ, and a host of others.

Though, by the turn of the 21st century, the term "Fundamentalist" has undergone a great deal of change, these Fundamentals harken back to those original Fundamentalists. If you have heard the term "Fundamentalist" used as a pejorative against Christians, and wish to understand what the term really means, then I would highly recommend that you get this book. Being written by scholars, as a scholarly defense, it is somewhat dry in its reading, plus by now some of the issues may seem out of date. But, that said, this is a fascinating and highly informative work of basic theology that I recommend to all believers. I am very glad that I read these Fundamentals, and think that you will be too.

Outstanding! A Treasurehouse of TRUTH!  Dec 31, 2000
This is one of the best, if not THE best, works of Christian Apologetics to be found ANYWHERE! The essays run the gamut from a critique of so-called "higher criticism", to what constitutes the true church, with a number of other topics as well. Read and enjoy the work that launched the movement of Christian "fundamentalism"!

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