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Chapter 1. THE HISTORY OF THE HIGHER CRITICISM — By Canon Dyson Hague, M. A., Rector of the Memorial Church, London, Ontario. Lecturer in Liturgics and Ecclesiology, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada. Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Huron.

Chapter 2. THE MOSAIC AUTHORSHIP OF THE PENTATEUCH — By Professor George Frederick Wright, D. D., L. L. D., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.

Chapter 3. By Professor Franklin Johnson, D. D., L. L. D.

Chapter 4. THE BIBLE AND MODERN CRITICISM — By F. Bettex, D. D., Professor Emeritus, Stuttgart, Germany. Translated from the original German, by David Heagle, D. D.

Chapter 5. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND MODERN NEGATIONS — By Professor James Orr, D. D., United Free Church College, Glasgow, Scotland.

Chapter 6. CHRIST AND CRITICISM — By Sir Robert Anderson, K. C. B., L. L. D., Author of “The Bible and Modern Criticism,” etc., London, England.

Chapter 7. OLD TESTAMENT CRITICISM AND NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY — By Professor W. H. Griffith Thomas, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada.

Chapter 8. THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS:DID IT EXIST? — A Question Involving the Truth or Falsity of the Entire Higher Critic Theory, by David Heagle, Ph. D., D. D., Professor of Theology and Ethics, Ewing College; Translator “Bremen Lectures;” Author of “Moral Education;” “That Blessed Hope,” etc.

Chapter 9. INTERNAL EVIDENCE OF THE FOURTH GOSPEL — By Canon G. Osborne Troop, M. A. Montreal, Canada.

Chapter 10. THE TESTIMONY OF CHRIST TO THE OLD TESTAMENT — By William Caren, D. D., L. L. D., Late Principal of Knox College, Toronto, Canada.

Chapter 11. THE EARLY NARRITIVES OF GENESIS — By Professor James Orr, D. D. United Free Church College, Glasgow, Scotland.

Chapter 12. ONE ISAIAH — By Professor George L. Robinson, D. D., McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.

Chapter 13. THE BOOK OF DANIEL— By Professor Joseph D. Wilson, D. D., Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Author of “Did Daniel Write Daniel?”

Chapter 14. THE DOCTRINAL VALUE OF THE FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS — By the Revelation Dyson Hague, M. A. Vicar of the Church of the Epiphany; Professor of Liturgics, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Chapter 15 THREE PECULIARITIES OF THE PENTATEUCH WHICH ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE GRAF-WELLHAUSEN THEORIES OF ITS COMPOSITION — By Andrew Craig Robinson, M. A., Ballineen, County Cork, Ireland. Author of “What about the Old Testament?”

Chapter 16. THE TESTIMONY OF THE MONUMENTS TO THE TRUTH OF THE SCRIPTURES — By Professor George Frederick Wright, D. D., L. L. D., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.

Chapter 17. THE RECENT TESTIMONY OF ARCHEOLOGY TO THE SCRIPTURES — By M. G. Kyle, D. D., L. L. D., Egyptologist. Professor of Biblical Archaeology, Xenia Theological Seminary; Consulting Editor of “The Records of the Past,” Washington, D.C. (The numbers in parenthesis throughout this article refer to the notes at the end of the article).

Chapter 18. SCIENCE AND CHRISTIAN FAITH — By Professor James Orr, D. D. United Free Church College, Glasgow, Scotland.

Chapter 19. MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE HIGHER CRITICISM — By Professor J. J. Reeve, Southwestern Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.


In 1909 God moved two Christian laymen to set aside a large sum of money for issuing twelve volumes that would set forth the fundamentals of the Christian faith, and which were to be sent free to ministers of the gospel, missionaries, Sunday School superintendents, and others engaged in aggressive Christian work throughout the English-speaking world. A committee of men who were known to be sound in the faith was chosen to have the oversight of the publication of these volumes. Dr. A. C. Dixon was the first Executive Secretary of the Committee, and upon his departure for England Dr. Louis Meyer was appointed to take his place. Upon the death of Dr. Meyer the work of the Executive Secretary devolved upon me. We were able to bring out these twelve volumes according to the original plan. Some of the volumes were sent to 300,000 ministers and missionaries and other workers in different parts of the world. On the completion of the twelve volumes, as originally planned, the work was continued through The King’s Business, published at 536 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, California. Although a larger number of volumes were issued than there were names on our mailing list, at last the stock became exhausted, but appeals for them kept coming in from different parts of the world. As the fund was no longer available for this purpose, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, to whom the plates were turned over when the Committee closed its work, have decided to bring out the various articles that appeared in The Fundamentals in four volumes at the cheapest price possible. All the articles that appeared in The Fundamentals, with the exception of a very few that did not seem to be in exact keeping with the original purpose of The Fundamentals, will be published in this series. — R. A. TORREY DEDICATION To the two laymen whose generosity made it possible to send several millions of volumes of “The Fundamentals” to ministers and missionaries in all parts of the world, for their confirmation and upbuilding in the faith, these volumes are dedicated.