In 1929 Marcus Jones published an essay titled Fundamentalism, in response to the controversial question of evolution and the Christian Fundamentalist movement. Evolution had become a hot-button issue during the 1920s, capturing national attention in 1925 with the historic Scopes trial. Though Jones remained an active Christian, he sought to discredit the Fundamentalist movement, which opposed modern scientific evolutionary theory. In this essay, Jones attempts to reconcile his religious beliefs with his own scientific knowledge--a characteristically audacious publication in the context of Pomona College, which was then a small Congregational school.
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