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Growing Up Fundamentalist: Journeys in Legalism & Grace Paperback – August, 1995
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The interviews selected for inclusion in the book were insightful, honest, and, yes, heartbreaking. I applaud Ulstein's willingness to honestly present the fundamentalist experience. However, it is clear that while he may not consider himself a fundamentalist, he is still a member of "the fold" as an evangelical. Thus, I feel the interviews selected for publication are a reflection of this. While he certainly includes some interviews of people who are no longer involved in fundamentalist or evangelical churches, the majority of interviews are with people who are. I do not think this is an accurate reflection of ex-fundamentalists. I think, quite frankly, that most of us have abandoned the fundamentalist and evangelical brand of Christianity. As an evangelical, I think Ulstein has not dealt with some of his own underlying assumptions.....one of which is that most people who are brought up in fundamentalist churches "resolve" their issues by becoming "liberal" evangelicals (an oxymoron if I ever heard one). I think Ulstein is just too threatened by those of us who have become Roman Catholics or Buddhists or Episcopalians or atheists to include many of us (other than a few tokens) in his book. I think a sentence on the back of the book says it all, "Stefan Ulstein's probing interviews will help you learn how your friends, your children--and maybe those you hope to evangelize--perceive the complicated way of life often called fundamentalism."