on 16 April 2000
From the reviews of Fundamentalism and Evangelicals (Oxford 1998): ___________________________________________________________________________
'Harris has written a brilliantly distinguished book, deeply informative and incisively argued. It stands head and shoulders above the general run of literature about fundamentalism... She shows a quite exceptionally detailed knowledge of evangelical and fundamentalist thinking, personalities and literature, and the perspective is very up to date...Her arguments are clear and powerful; where she differs from my own past judgements, I generally accept her correction.'
James Barr in Journal of Theological Studies
'All Evangelicals who care about their faith, and who believe it to be true, should read this book and grapple with the issues which it raises. It is not by any means the last word on the subject, but it surely deserves to become the first word in a new debate about who we Evangelicals are and where we are going.'
Gerald Bray in Churchman
'Arguments and theories are largely presented in the words of their exponents, and often commented on with refreshing lucidity, revealing a masterly freedom of acquaintance... Definitely not for the fainthearted; but to the persistent, enormously rewarding.'
John Peck in Christianity and Society
'Harriet Harris' thoughtful study...well repays the close reading its weighty argument deserves.'
Mark Noll in Books and Culture