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- n. One who reduces religion to strict interpretation of core or original texts.
- n. A trader who trades on the financial fundamentals of the companies involved, as opposed to a chartist or technician.
- n. Originally referred to an adherent of an American Christian movement that began as a response to the rejection of the accuracy of the Bible, the alleged deity of Christ, Christ's atonement for humanity, the virgin birth, and miracles. These points were first listed in a book series entitled "The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth" published in 1909 and affirmed by the PCUSA in its 1910 Minutes of the General Assembly.
- n. A fundamentalist Christian (also fundie or fundy)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of or pertaining to fundamentalists or fundamentalism.
- adj. characteristic of a fundamentalist; -- especially, resembling the behavior of a fundamentalist.
- n. a supporter of fundamentalism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a supporter of fundamentalism
- adj. of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
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I was actually researching the history of the term fundamentalist, which is when I learned about this whole history - fascinating!
Unfortunately in America the term fundamentalist has been associated only to Muslims.
Fred, if that list is what you believe, then you are misusing the term fundamentalist when you apply it to those who you believe are defined by that list.
The religious 'right' whose theology I believe is often too shapeless, self-serving and undemanding to even deserve the term fundamentalist define the conversation in the eyes of of the media.
The term fundamentalist entered the American lexicon shortly after World War I.
I've started this series because I am continually reminded that the media and many writers use the term fundamentalist in a very derogatory way.
Those who embraced the term fundamentalist reacted against late-19th-century biblical criticism and biology, removing themselves from denominations and other Christian bodies that were less alarmed by such developments.
The collective use of the term fundamentalist to describe non-Christian movements has offended some Christians who desire to retain the original definition.
The term fundamentalist is also self-applied by a breakaway movement from The
So I used the term fundamentalist when I should have used the term evangelical, sorry.