Fundamentalism definition

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A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
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Fundamentalism is defined as strict adherence to some belief or ideology, especially in a religious context, or a form of Christianity where the Bible is taken literally and obeyed in full.

When a person follows every possible rule of the Bible, both literal and implied, this is an example of fundamentalism.

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An organized, militant Evangelical movement originating in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture.
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Adherence to the theology of this movement.
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Any strict adherence to or interpretation of a doctrine, set of principles, etc.
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Religious beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible.
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The 20th-cent. movement among some American Protestants, based on these beliefs.
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(religion) The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.
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(finance) The belief that fundamental financial quantities are the best predictor of the price of an instrument.
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The beliefs held by those in this movement.
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Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fundamentalism
Plural:
fundamentalisms

Origin of fundamentalism