Dr. Olsen says: "I am a Christian theologian of the evangelical Baptist persuasion. I am also a proud Arminian! And I‚Äôm influenced by Pietism. Minnesota is my home state and I have lived in Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Germany and now Texas. My current professional status since 1999 is Professor of Theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University." Read his bio.
Excerpted from a blog post: "So who are some scholars that I have read on the subject of fundamentalism? Probably most important are George Marsden, Mark Noll, Joel Carpenter, Randall Balmer, and Martin Marty. (I should mention here that I have read some of Scott Appleby‚Äôs work on fundamentalism but thought from the beginning he was applying the term too broadly and using a sociological definition rather than a theological one.) And I have read fundamentalists such as George Dollar, John R. Rice, Carl McIntire, Elmer Towns, Kevin Bauder, and many others. I grew up in a home that subscribed to Rice‚Äôs The Sword of the Lord publication and that included many fundamentalist books. One of my most recent (and most enjoyable) reads about fundamentalism was The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family by Andrew Himes (John R. Rice‚Äôs grandson). I reviewed it here.