Archives for March 20, 2014

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...]