The Difference between “Orthodoxy” and “Fundamentalism”

Something that dismays me is the common confusion between "Christian orthodoxy" and "fundamentalism." There are probably many reasons for it, but I think the common one (among Christians, anyway) is that people "burned" by fundamentalism run from orthodoxy due to an over reaction. Some people I know almost break out in hives when they hear "orthodoxy" used in a positive, prescriptive way--as in "There are certain beliefs that are normative for all Christians." They can only hear that as … [Read more...]


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