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Saw this in a christian book store AGES ago and wanted to pick it up but didn't. I've been kicking myself ever since. Got a gift card to Amazon and ordered it.

This is from the book's wiki page:

The Fundamentals or The Fundamentals: A Testimony To The Truth edited by A. C. Dixon and later by Reuben Archer Torrey is a set of 90 essays in 12 volumes published from 1910 to 1915 by the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. They were designed to affirm orthodox Protestant beliefs, especially those of the Reformed tradition, and defend against ideas deemed inimical to them. They are widely considered to be the foundation of modern Christian fundamentalism.

The volumes defended orthodox Protestant beliefs and attacked higher criticism, liberal theology, Catholicism (also called by them Romanism), socialism, modern philosophy, atheism, Christian Science, Mormonism, Millennial Dawn (an early term for a particular Christian Bible Student movement which mostly later became the "Jehovah's Witnesses" denomination), Spiritualism, and evolutionism (an article by geologist George Frederick Wright). (Wright did not attack biological evolution.)
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TOC:

Volume I:
The Virgin Birth of Christ - James Orr
The Deity of Christ - Benjamin B. Warfield
The Purposes of the Incarnation - G. Campbell Morgan
The Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit - R. A. Torrey
The Proof of the Living God - Arthur T. Pierson
History of the Higher Criticism - Dyson Hague
A Personal Testimony - Howard A. Kelly
Volume II:
The Testimony of the Monuments to the Truth of the Scriptures - George Frederick Wright
The Recent Testimony of Archaeology to the Scriptures - M. G. Kyle
Fallacies of the Higher Criticism - Franklin Johnson
Christ and Criticism - Robert Anderson
Modern Philosophy - Philip Mauro
Justification by Faith - H. C. G. Moule
Tributes to Christ and the Bible by Brainy Men not Known as Active Christians
Volume III:
Inspiration of the Bible--Definition, Extent, and Proof - James M. Gray
The Moral Glory of Jesus Christ a Proof of Inspiration - William G. Moorehead
God in Christ the Only Revelation of the Fatherhood of God - Robert E. Speer
The Testimony of Christian Experience - E. Y. Mullins
Christianity No Fable - Thomas Whitelaw
My Personal Experience with the Higher Criticism - J. J. Reeve
The Personal Testimony of Charles T. Studd
Volume IV:
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness: Did it Exist? - David Heagle
The Testimony of Christ to the Old Testament - William Caven
The Bible and Modern Criticism - F. Bettex
Science and Christian Faith - James Orr
A Personal Testimony - Philip Mauro
Volume V:
Life in the Word - Philip Mauro
The Scriptures - A. C. Dixon
The Certainty and Importance of the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead - R. A. Torrey
Observations of the Conversion and Apostleship of St. Paul - Lord Lyttleton (analyzed and condensed by J. L. Campbell)
A Personal Testimony - H. W. Webb-Peploe
Volume VI:
The Testimony of Foreign Missions to the Superintending Providence of God - Arthur T. Pierson.
Is There a God? - Thomas Whitelaw
Sin and Judgment to Come - Robert Anderson
The Atonement - Franklin Johnson
The God-Man - John Stock
The Early Narratives of Genesis - James Orr
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ - John L. Nuelsen
The Hope of the Church - John McNicol
Volume VII:
The Passing of Evolution - George Frederick Wright
Inspiration - L. W. Munhall
The Testimony of the Scriptures to Themselves - George S. Bishop
Testimony of the Organic Unity of the Bible to its Inspiration - Arthur T. Pierson
One Isaiah - George L. Robinson
The Book of Daniel - Joseph D. Wilson
Three Peculiarities of the Pentateuch - Andrew Craig Robinson
Millennial Dawn: A Counterfeit of Christianity - William G. Moorehead
Volume VIII:
Old Testament Criticism and New Testament Christianity - W. H. Griffith Thomas
Evolutionism in the Pulpit - Anonymous
Decadence of Darwinism - Henry H. Beach
Paul's Testimony to the Doctrine of Sin - Charles B. Williams
The Science of Conversion - H. M. Sydenstricker
The Doctrinal Value of the First Chapters of Genesis - Dyson Hague
The Knowledge of God - James Burrell
"Preach the Word" - Howard Crosby
Mormonism: Its Origin, Characteristics, and Doctrines - R. G. McNiece
Volume IX:
The True Church - Bishop Ryle
The Mosaic Authorship of the Pentateuch - George Frederick Wright
The Wisdom of this World - A. W. Pitzer
Holy Scripture and Modern Negations - James Orr
Salvation by Grace - Thomas Spurgeon
Divine Efficacy of Prayer - Arthur T. Pierson
What Christ Teaches Concerning Future Retribution - William C. Procter
A Message from Missions - Charles A. Bowen
Eddyism: Commonly Called Christian Science - Maurice E. Wilson
Volume X:
Why Save the Lord's Day? - Daniel Hoffman Martin
The Internal Evidence of the Fourth Gospel - Canon G. Osborne Troop
The Nature of Regeneration - Thomas Boston
Regeneration--Conversion--Reformation - George W. Lasher
Our Lord's Teachings About Money - Arthur T. Pierson
Satan and His Kingdom - Mrs. Jessie Penn-Lewis
The Holy Spirit and the Sons of God - W. J. Erdman
Consecration - Henry W. Frost
The Apologetic Value of Paul's Epistles - E.J. Stobo
What the Bible Contains for the Believer - George F. Pentecost
Modern Spiritualism Briefly Tested by Scripture - Algernon J. Pollock
Volume XI:
The Biblical Conception of Sin - Thomas Whitelaw
At-One-Ment by Propitiation - Dyson Hague
The Grace of God - C. I. Scofield
Fulfilled Prophecy A Potent Argument for the Bible - Arno C. Gaebelein
The Coming of Christ - Charles R. Erdman - Argues that Christ's second coming will be (1) personal and literal, (2) with great "glory" (change, disruption) to the world, (3) imminent (possibly occurring at any time). Erdman commends humility between diverse positions, talking in turn about pre-millennial, post-millennial, and preterist positions.[4]
Is Romanism Christianity? - T. W. Medhurst
Rome, The Antagonist of the Nation - J. M. Foster
Volume XII:
Doctrines that Must be Emphasized in Successful Evangelism - L. W. Munhall
Pastoral and Personal Evangelism, or Winning Men to Christ One-by-One - John Timothy Stone
The Sunday School's True Evangelism - Charles Gallaudet Trumbull
Foreign Missions or World-Wide Evangelism - Robert E. Speer
What Missionary Motives Should Prevail? - Henry W. Frost
The Place of Prayer in Evangelism - R. A. Torrey
The Church and Socialism - Charles R. Erdman
The Fifteen Books Most Indispensable for the Minister or the Christian Worker
9/6/12 4:20 PM
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The problem with excluding the Catholic church from 'true' Christianity is that one is left having to explain how the books of the Bible were selected and how doctrines that Protestants still follow were established by men who weren't 'true' Christians. And what happens to all those poor lay people who believed they were following Jesus for the first 1600 years after Jesus lived, are they burning in Hell right now?
9/7/12 9:08 AM
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personally, I have far less of a problem with Catholocism than many fundies. I was one for 17 years, but left when I has a crisis of faith over the veneration of Mary.

Catholics recite the Apostle's Creed at every Mass. The Apostle's Creed & the Nician Creed are my measureing sticks for what is & isn't christianity. The rest are details where good men can differ.

Also, and I think this pioint is made throughly on this forum, Roman Cathololicism is a lot broader than just the Jesuits, and Catholicism as a whole is a lot broader than just Roman Catholicism.

But you'll never get a Jesuit priest to admit to any of that.
9/8/12 3:21 PM
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 A crisis of faith over venerating Mary?  I've never heard a single fundamentalist call her blessed, which is enough proof that they don't really read their Bibles in full, but rather cherry pick a few verses here and there. 

The concept of "Protestant orthodoxy" is funny considering the fact that the three big reformers of history did not agree with each other in terms of theology and the fact that no turn of the century fundamentalist would have let Luther, Calvin, or Zwingli preach in their churches.  Then again, they wouldn't let Augustine, John Chrysostom, or Polycarp preach in their churches either.

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