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From Rapture to Revelation: Addressing the Spiritual and Theological Concerns of Former Fundamentalists in the United States of America (Michelle Grace Lyerly) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2006) 9781597528184
From Rapture to Revelation: Addressing the Spiritual and Theological Concerns of Former Fundamentalists in the United States of America (Michelle Grace Lyerly) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2006) 9781597528184
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Title: From Rapture to Revelation: Addressing the Spiritual and Theological Concerns of Former Fundamentalists in the United States of America

Author: Lyerly, Michelle Grace

Publisher: Wipf and Stock; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9781597528184

Volumes: 1; Pages: 106

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Ever since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, there has been a renewed interest in the area of Islamic fundamentalism. Consequently, the interest in Christian fundamentalism has shifted into the background, as it had been a chief concern of a number of authors since the 1970s. In 1993, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and the Pontifcal Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) conducted a multilateral dialogue addressing the worldwide phenomena of Christian fundamentalism, and they eventually published a report on their findings entitled Christian Fundamentalism Today: The Papers and Findings of the WARC, LWF, PCPU Consultation, 22-26 February 1993 (ed. H. S. Wilson, Geneva: World Alliance of Reformed Churches, 1994). While such writings serve to inform the reader on the issue of Christian fundamentalism, they offer no practical steps on how ecumenically minded Christians can more effectively address the spiritual and theological concerns of those who are seeking refuge from the fundamentalist worldivew, especially within the context of the United States. This work will focus on the problem of how ecumenically minded Christians could more effectively address the spiritual and theological concerns of former fundamentalists in the United States, espeically when dealing with the diffcult theological topics of biblical inerrancy and eschatology. Since evangelicals closely resemble fundamentalists in doctrine and practice, the author will approach this task by conducting a textual analysis of the documents that came out of some of the offcial bilateral dialogues between evangelical and non-evangelical groups in hopes that the results of these documents will offer some clues as to how to improve relations between former fundamentalists and ecumenically minded Christians, espeically when it comes to dealing with the aforementioned theological issues.
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