The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism

By Carl F. H. Henry, Foreword by Russell Moore

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The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism

By Carl F. H. Henry, Foreword by Russell Moore

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An Influential Guide on Evangelicals’ Critical Role in Social Issues

As social problems including prejudice, classism, and war dominated conversations in the 1940s, orthodox Christians became known for their indifference rather than compassionate leadership around the issues. If the gospel has the power to change the world, shouldn’t Christians engage in global matters with biblical authority?

In The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism, theologian Carl F. H. Henry critiques separatist evangelicals and their absence from the social arena, calling on all Christians to unite humanitarianism with Christ-centered leadership to impact the kingdom of God. With cultural and political analysis that is still timely today, he inspires believers to reject pessimism about the human condition and embrace action, responding to global needs and pointing to Christ as the ultimate solution for every social ill.

  • Topical: Explores social ethics, politics, global order, and more from a Christian perspective
  • Theological: Compares religious liberalism and fundamentalism in culture, reformation, supernaturalism, and redemption
  • Edited Edition: This classic book from Carl F. H. Henry, a prominent figure in evangelicalism, has been updated with a foreword by Russell Moore


Carl F. H. Henry

Carl F. H. Henry (1913–2003) was widely considered one of the foremost evangelical theologians of the twentieth century. He was the founding editor of Christianity Today, the chairman of the World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin in 1966, and the program chairman for the Jerusalem Conference on Biblical Prophecy in 1970. Henry taught or lectured on America’s most prestigious campuses and in countries on every continent, and penned more than twenty volumes, including Evangelicals at the Brink of Crisis (1967) and the monumental six-volume work God, Revelation and Authority (1976–1983).

Product Details

Category: Culture & Social Issues
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 112
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 8.65 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7644-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7644-7
ISBN-UPC: 9781433576447
Case Quantity: 30
Published: May 10, 2022

Table of Contents

Foreword (2022) by Russell Moore
Foreword (2003) by Richard J. Mouw
Foreword (1947) by Harold J. Ockenga

Chapter 1: The Evaporation of Fundamentalist Humanitarianism
Chapter 2: The Protest against Foredoomed Failure
Chapter 3: The Most Embarrassing Evangelical Divorce
Chapter 4: The Apprehension over Kingdom Preaching
Chapter 5: The Fundamentalist Thief on the Cross
Chapter 6: The Struggle for a New World Mind
Chapter 7: The Evangelical “Formula of Protest”
Chapter 8: The Dawn of a New Reformation

General Index
Scripture Index


“First published as a tract for the times in 1947, Carl Henry’s The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism became the charter document for the modern evangelical movement. It remains today as vibrant, prophetic, and necessary as ever. If evangelicalism has a future to reclaim, it will begin by heeding Henry.”
Timothy George, Distinguished Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

“Carl Henry’s book is a modern classic that students of public theology simply cannot ignore. Its argument opened the doors for evangelicalism’s engagement with the world around it in the latter half of the twentieth century. Today it stands as a timeless rebuke to those who would make the kingdom of God the handmaiden of earthly political ideologies, yet it does so without falling prey to gnostic withdrawal. Henry’s argument forces evangelicals to reckon with the real-world implications of the theology they herald.”
Andrew T. Walker, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Fellow, The Ethics and Public Policy Center

“Evangelicals today are divided over differing visions of faith and culture. While all are committed to proclaiming the gospel to unbelievers, many are hesitant about other expressions of Christian mission—especially those that seek to address systemic injustices. We’ve been here before. In the years after World War II, Carl F. H. Henry wrote his brief manifesto The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. Though he wrote for a different context, Henry’s case for Christ-centered, biblically motivated cultural engagement remains evergreen. This book deeply affected my own ministry when I first read it as a seminary student. I trust God will use it similarly for a fresh generation of readers.”
Nathan A. Finn, Provost, Professor of Christian Studies and History, and Dean of the University Faculty, North Greenville University

“Carl F. H. Henry’s The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism is a seminal work, an ever-relevant—even prophetic—guide to navigating evangelical divisions and malaise in our modern contexts in ways both biblical and redemptive.”
Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author in Residence, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Gospel-Driven Ministry