Funded by Lyman and Milton Stewart of Los Angeles, "The Fundamentals" is 12 pamphlets outlining the basics of the Christian faith. Sydney Ahlstrom, the historian of American religion, says that "The Fundamentals" had two primary effects. First, it achieved "a great interdenominational witness." Second, "it created a kind of entente between two fairly conservative elements: a denominational, seminary-oriented group and a Bible-institute group with strongpremillennial and dispensational interests." But perhaps the most important result of "The Fundamentals," the first pamphlet of which was published in 1910, was that it gave America fundamentalism, both the movement and the term.
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