Appeared in Fall 1995, Vol. XXI, No. 3
The material of the present essay is part of a much larger project designed to discover the place of Mary in the proselytizing efforts of Fundamentalists.1 This was done in such a way as to provide an overview of several related areas which are usually treated in isolation, if at all: the theology and history of Fundamentalism; the place of Mary in classical fundamentalism;2 the methods and psychology of proselytism; the role of Mary in Fundamentalist proselytizing of Catholics. Each topic could form the substance of a dissertation in its own right; the contention of the work was that only viewed together will a significant answer emerge to provide a holistic approach to understanding and combatting such fundamentalist incursions.
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