Now that I am on a break from school, I am reading Fundamentalism and the Word of God at a little quicker pace and finding it intriguing. J. I. Packer has produced a number of books that I have benefited from. While I have been disappointed with Packer at times, I am thankful for the areas that God has used him for good. I plan to make a post or two related to this book in the future.
In a similar vein, what is the one issue, Michael S. Horton asks, that brings today’s fundamentalists and liberals together? It is a rejection of systematic theology. In other words, it is common to reject a systematized organization of Christian beliefs. Today’s fundamentalists tend to be (with certain definite exceptions) bare-bones biblical reductionists. They do not exemplify the same spirit of an older generation which desired a more robust doctrinal affirmation. When fundamentalism was at its best, it was very good. At its worst, it can be very bad. Today’s fundamentalism seems to often be of a different breed than its predecessor.