JOHN NELSON DARBY: DEFENDER OF THE FAITH: "Few today who would identify themselves as Fundamentalists have ever heard of John Nelson Darby or the Plymouth Brethren. Yet as Ernest R. Sandeen correctly observes in The Roots of Fundamentalism, 'much of the thought and attitudes of those who are known as Fundamentalists can be mirrored in the teachings of this man.'1
Darby flourished at a time when the winds of higher criticism were sweeping through the established churches of the British Isles. Christians firmly rooted in orthodoxy"