In 1920, Curtis Lee Laws, Baptist editor of the Watchman-Examiner, called "fundamentalists" within the Northern Baptist Convention to a conference in Buffalo, New York. This group of conservatives, popularly called "The Fundamentalist Fellowship" were moderate conservatives. They believed that the modernists were surrendering the "fundamentals" of the gospel: the sinful nature of man, his inability to be saved apart from God’s grace, the centrality of Jesus’ death for the regeneration of the individual and the renewal of society, and the authoritative revelation of the Bible. This group was the first to apply the name "fundamentalist" to itself.
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