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    Default George Dollar has died.


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    He was a cantankerous character and a "fighter", but a great church historian, professor and writer. His book "History of Fundamentalism" is the standard for ifb'ers.

    His "holy hatred" for those who called themselves Fundamentalists but weren't is legendary. His categorizations of the movement today as Militant, Moderate and Modified shook up the movement in 1970 but was right on target.

    Good man and his work will prove only more accurate a reflection of our movement as time passes . . like he did.
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    never heard of him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Luther Hyles
    never heard of him
    Why am I not surprised? You are abysmally ignorant about everything else.

    Dr. George W. Dollar was called “Mr. Fundamentalist” by many leaders in IFB circles, including Jack Hyles.

    He was a College Professor, Seminary Professor, Church Planter, and Pastor.

    George Dollar attended Gordon College and Seminary where he received a BA in Bible and Bachelor of Divinity. By 1950 he earned two more masters’ degrees, one from Boston University and the other from Emory University. He also received his Ph.D. from Boston University.

    He taught at Columbia Bible College back in the early 1950s.

    He was Chairman of the Department of Church History at Dallas Theological Seminary in the late 50s and early 60s.

    He was Vice President of Piedmont Bible College in the late 1960s, then taught at Bob The G Man University in the 1970s.

    In 1976 he was made Chairman of the Department of Church History and Academic Dean of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.

    After leaving Central he taught at Florida Baptist Seminary in Lakeland until his retirement.

    He was a well known conference speaker, preacher, church planter, and mentor to literally thousands of men who fill pulpits all around the world today, including me.

    He authored the best book ever written on American Fundamentalism, A History of Fundamentalism in American as well as The Fight For Fundamentalism, Facts for Fundamentalists, Fellowships of Fundamentalists, and The New Testament and New Pentecostalism.

    Dr. Dollar was one of the worlds foremost experts on the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, writing a series of articles in Bibliotheca Sacra (the Theological Journal of Dallas Seminary) back in the 1960s that exposed the history, rise, errors and excesses of that movement.

    Dr. Dollar wrote scathing expos'es of Modernism and Neo-Evangelicalism. He was one of the first to publicly speak out against Harold Ockenga and Billy Graham.

    Anybody who has not heard of George W. Dollar has either been living on another planet or attended a school like HAC or OBC!
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    I read some of his "History of Fundamentalism" when I spent the night at my Pastor's house; Very interesting book. Did he have any ties to Landmark Baptist College in his final years? My pastor went there and his book was required reading and I also saw that that was where he died.

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    I googled Florida Baptist Seminary and came up with no web site. Does this school have a different name nowadays?

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    Anybody who has not heard of George W. Dollar has either been living on another planet or attended a school like HAC or OBC!

    Or been in circles where his influence was obviously quite limited, such as anything-that-isn't-American-Fundamentalism.

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    Dr. George W. Dollar did a great job while here. His work will be with us, to study for a long time.

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    Did he have any ties to Landmark Baptist College in his final years?
    No. He attended Landmark Baptist Church for a short while when he first moved to Florida but he and Pastor Carter had some serious differences of opinion so he moved on. He pastored a church in Sarasota for a few years before retiring.
    I googled Florida Baptist Seminary and came up with no web site. Does this school have a different name nowadays?
    As far as I know it is still Florida Baptist Seminary. I think it was, originally, an ABA school, but about 25 years ago it broadened its outreach. Dr. Dollar mentioned to me about 10 years ago that most of his students were "colored." Remember, this was a man born in 1918 so his references were often not "politically correct." It may be a seminary that serves mostly the African American community now.
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    He was a College Professor, Seminary Professor, Church Planter, and Pastor.
    Don't forget... highschool teacher. He taught me my sophmore and junior year.

 

 

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