I have here a couple notes that I found amusing in this day of the SharperIron younger fundamentalists.
Stan Grenz says concerning neo-evangelicalism:
“The new evangelicalism began as a protest by several younger fundamentalists . . . .”*
And then, in an age where many evangelicals are more conservative than the SharperIron young fundamentalists (who still call themselves fundamentalists), consider this remark by the original new evangelical Harold Ockenga:
“Doctrinally, the fundamentalists are right, and I wish to be always classified as one.”**
Pretty interesting, huh?
*Stanley J. Grenz, Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000), 81.
**”From Fundamentalism, Through New-Evangelicalism, to Evangelicalism,” in Evangelical Roots (ed. Kenneth Kantzer; New York: Thomas Nelson, 1978), 40; quoted in Stanley J. Grenz, Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000), 81.