From Library Journal
Marsden's purpose is to show that the history of Fuller (founded 1947) clarifies the evangelical movement it was designed to serve. A risky undertaking for most authors, but Marsden convinces us that Fuller's origins in the fundamentalist-modernist debate, its movement from separatism to engagement with mainline Protestantism, and its attempt to define biblical inspiration in a critical age combine to make it a microcosm of contemporary evangelicalism. Inevitably, the focus on Fuller downplays other individuals and institutions that have "reformed" fundamentalism. But overall, Marsden makes his case. John R. Muether, Westminster Theological Seminary Lib., Philadelphia
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About the Author
George M. Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame, is currently Visiting Professor of American Religious and Intellectual History at Harvard Divinity School. Among his many other books is the full-length biography Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Yale 2003), which received nine awards, including the Bancroft Prize in history and the Grawemeyer Award in religion.