Modernism and American Presbyterianism (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will begin looking at modernism, which posed a great challenge for the Presbyterian Church’s purity and distinct confessional witness. While many factors led to the conflict that ensued, the straw that broke the camel’s back was a sermon preached at First Presbyterian Church, New York on May 21, 1922 by Harry Emerson Fosdick, titled “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?”

Key Passages

  • 1 Timothy 6:12
  • Colossians 2:6–8
  • 2 Corinthians 10:1–6

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