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  Fundamentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fundamentalist movements are therefore founded upon the same religious principles as the larger group, but the fundamentalists more self-consciously attempt to build an entire approach to the modern world based on strict fidelity to those principles, to preserve a distinctness both of doctrine and of life.
Fundamentalists direct their critiques toward and draw most of their converts from the larger community of their religion, by attempting to convince them that they are not experiencing the authentic version of their professed religion.
Christian fundamentalists, who generally consider the term to be positive when used to refer to themselves, often strongly object to the placement of themselves and Islamist groups into a single category, and resent being labeled together with factions that use kidnapping, murder, and terrorist acts to achieve their ends.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fundamentalism   (3698 words)

 Fundamentalist Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fundamentalists continue to assert that Moses was the primary author of the first five books of the Old Testament.
Fundamentalists differ from Pentecostals in their strong insistence upon "correct" doctrine and often advocate separatism (which often also divides fundamentalists from each other) as opposed to the experiential emphasis of Pentecostals.
Fundamentalists are often criticized by fellow Christians, for attaching spiritual significance to things which are indifferent in themselves, such as old-fashioned standards of clothing, hairstyles, and recreations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fundamentalist_Christianity   (1863 words)

 SNP fundamentalist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fundamentalist ideology within the Scottish National Party (SNP) is the belief that the SNP should emphasise its policy of Scottish independence more widely in order to achieve it.
Many fundamentalists (including Jim Sillars) were extremely wary of supporting the establishment of the devolved Scottish Parliament as they believed it has been designed to limit the aspirations of those who desire independence.
The fundamentalist viewpoint has been somewhat marginalised within the SNP as the party leadership has adopted a gradualist strategy.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/SNP_Fundamentalist   (202 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: FUNDAMENTALISM
Fundamentalists constitute one part of the larger group of Protestants called evangelicals, who believe that they are bound by God to win converts to their faith, usually both from the ranks of nonbelievers and from those of adherents to other forms of religious belief, including other branches of Christianity.
Their reemergence in the major denominations from which fundamentalists had separated in earlier years reflected in the last third of the century a national trend back to the kinds of intrachurch conflict aimed at ridding denominations of suspected liberal influence that had characterized fundamentalism in its beginnings.
Frank Norris, one of the chief patrons of the fundamentalist seminary, helped solidify the ties between anticommunism and fundamentalism when he addressed the state legislature in 1949, calling for an end to tax-derived support for colleges and universities that had allowed their faculties to be infiltrated by communists.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/FF/itf1.html   (3194 words)

 Why Fundamentalism is Wrong
Many fundamentalists will not hesitate to intervene in the political process to ensure that society is forced to conform to the behaviors their world view requires, if not accept that world view.
Thus the fundamentalist has, by his conviction that he is correct, justified the extinction, by force if neccessary, of opposing points of view.
Fundamentalist apologists lack scholarly rigor, because in their rush to ensure that they are covering all the obvious problems with the doctrines they preach, they often commit unacceptable errors in logic.
www.bidstrup.com /religion.htm   (6063 words)

Fundamentalists successfully elected all presidents of the SBC from 1979 to the present.
Fundamentalist Baptists in Texas formed Southern Baptists of Texas to serve as a rival state convention in protest against the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Fundamentalists in Texas held their convention at the same time as the BGCT annual convention which was peaceful and without controversy (only about 50 votes in favor of the new Baptist Faith and Message out of the thousands that attended).
www.mchorse.com /sbcchronology.htm   (1449 words)

 How to Fight the Religious Right: A guide to defending yourself against Fundamentalist Christians
Fundamentalists can escape their addiction to made-truth the same way an alcoholic can escape the appeal of a stiff drink.
Fundamentalists are fond of saying the Media is a tool of Satan because it broadcasts "sinful" material or "liberal" points of view.
Fundamentalists changed that day to Sunday even though such a move was not mandated in the Bible.
www.elroy.net /ehr/fighttheright.html   (7193 words)

 Growing up Fundamentalist
Ulstein's characterizations of fundamentalist worship, preaching style and policies are almost humorous in their accuracy.
However, reading them carefully reveals a mix of people who clearly never had any kind of Christian salvation experience during their time in a fundamentalist church to others who were likely truly saved but were turned off by the people and practices of their church.
Fundamentalist churches define these worldly practices and expect members not to participate in them.
www.craigr.com /books/growingup.htm   (1304 words)

 Fundamentalist Resurgence - Causes and Prospects
The drug trade being sponsored by the Mullahs and most fundamentalist organisations is a glaring example of the double standards and the hypocritical nature of Islam as a theology and its practice as an economy.
Secularism and liberalism in a crisis ridden socioeconomic situation and in the sea of misery in which the mass populations are immersed are seen as vulgar absurd and obscene by the people in general.
Although the possibilities of fundamentalists coming to power as a cohesive force through a popular election victory are remote, still they will continue to stir violence and work to destabilise the Benazir government.
www.marxist.com /Asia/fundamentalism.html   (5936 words)

 UU World: The Fundamentalist Agenda, by Davidson Loehr
The fundamentalists' agenda starts with insistence that their rules must be made to apply to all people, and to all areas of life.
Fundamentalists know as well or better than anybody that culture shapes everything it touches: The times we live in color how we think, what we value, and the kind of people we become.
Fundamentalist uprisings are a sign that the liberals have failed to provide an adequate and balanced vision, that they have not found a vision that attracts enough people to become stable.
www.uuworld.org /2004/01/feature2.html   (2474 words)

 (Christian) Fundamentalism
With some differences among themselves, fundamentalists insist on belief in the inerrancy of the Bible, the virgin birth and divinity of Jesus Christ, the vicarious and atoning character of his death, his bodily resurrection, and his second coming as the irreducible minimum of authentic Christianity.
Fundamentalists believed that the ways the doctrines were formulated in an earlier era were true and that modern attempts to reformulate them were bound to be false.
Organizationally this spilt among largely northern fundamentalists was expressed on one hand by the American Council of Christian Churches (1941), which was ecclesiastically separatist in principle, and on the other by the National Association of Evangelicals (1942), which sought to embrace orthodox Protestants as individuals in all denominations.
www.mb-soft.com /believe/text/fundamen.htm   (2460 words)

 What Southern Baptists and other Fundamentalist groups teach about salvation
Fundamentalist Christians occupy the most conservative wing of Protestantism.
Fundamentalists generally believe that the authors of the Bible were inspired by God, and thus that the Bible is inerrant ("without any mixture of error").
A major tenet of Protestant Fundamentalist belief is that if a person hears the Gospel, acknowledges their sinful nature, is genuinely repentant, believes in the divinity of Christ, and trusts him as Lord and Savior, then they will be "saved".
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_savs.htm   (2569 words)

It is often assumed that the Fundamentalist movement was Protestant, filled with unsophisticated rural country bumpkins, and appealed to the uneducated.
The struggle between fundamentalists and moderates was fought in the years after World War I, and this total war evidently inspired the ecclesiastical combatants because it became an all out struggle in which the issues in question were to be settled once and for all.
Fundamentalists enjoyed some success in their effort to purge those who did not profess faith in the five fundamentals, but they were unable to seize control of any of the major denominations.
www.wfu.edu /~matthetl/perspectives/twentyone.html   (1849 words)

 Fundamentalist Islam at Large
Now fundamentalists, recognizing the enhanced coercive power of the modern state, began to imagine that this law could be implemented in its entirety, and that this total order would confer hitherto unimaginable strength on the Islamic state.
In fundamentalist ideology, political conflict with the West was transformed into a timeless cultural and religious conflict with the “enemies of Islam,” led by America and represented on the ground by its proxy, Israel.
Fundamentalists did not admit the sharing of this power, anymore than they admitted the sharing of religious truth, and although fundamentalists differed on the means of taking power, they were unanimous on what should be done with it.
www.ict.org.il /articles/fundamentalist_islam.htm   (7063 words)

 The term Fundamentalism in Christianity and Islam
Fundamentalist Christians typically believe that the Bible is inspired by God and is inerrant.
Today, Fundamentalists are the most vocal group, on a per-capital basis -- who oppose abortion access, equal rights for homosexuals, same-sex marriage, protection for homosexuals from hate crimes, physician assisted suicide, the use of embryonic stem cells for medical research, comprehensive sex-ed classes in public schools, etc.
Fundamentalist Islam is simply the conservative wing of Islam, just as fundamentalist Christianity is the conservative wing of Christianity.
www.religioustolerance.org /reac_ter9.htm   (1299 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Fundamentalism
Indeed, if there is one single thing which binds Fundamentalists together, it is their insistence that the Bible is to be understood as literally true.
Bob Jones University is one of the oldest and strictest fundamentalist educational institutions.
Jerry Falwell became one of the visible fundamentalist preachers in the United States in the early 1980s as the result of his founding the Moral Majority, a politically conservative organization.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/fund.html   (2497 words)

 The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Traditionalists, later known as Fundamentalists, adopted a five-point declaration at the 1910 General Assembly that all candidates for ordination had to affirm.
Opposed to them were doctrinal fundamentalists, who argued for an exclusivist church composed only of those who agreed with the five fundamental points.
Fundamentalist control of the Presbyterian Church was being diminished by altering the theological decision-making by the Presbyteries.
www.fpcnyc.org /fundamentalism.html   (3691 words)

 The Old Fashioned Fundamentalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
True, the name "fundamentalist" was unknown to those who lived before the turn of the century.
A fundamentalist believes all of Gods Word and seeks to be obedient to that Word regardless of the cost.
Thus, when a real fundamentalist comes along hearing a "thus saith the Lord" message with no trimmings or, trappings, with no additions, deletions or abbreviations, his message and approach are ridiculed and maligned.
www.biblebelievers.net /Fundmentalism/kjcoldfa.htm   (1019 words)

Most fundamentalist movements are united in these goals of Islamizing the total social and political system of their societies and of establishing a revived authentic world-wide Islamic state based on Sharia (the all-encompassing law ordained by God for humans and based on Quran and Hadith).
All fundamentalists are separatists in the moral and behavioral spheres, stressing the importance of personal moral separation from evil and of the struggle against it.
Fundamentalists state that the Prophet Muhammad as well as the early Caliphs and Imams were radical revolutionaries who had initiated a new system that destroyed the corrupt status quo, and that contemporary Muslims must emulate that system.
meria.idc.ac.il /journal/2001/issue4/jv5n4a2.htm   (13723 words)

 What is a Non-Fundamentalist Christian?
The word "fundamentalist" is fecund with imagery of fire-and-brimstone preaching, spectacular manifestations of the Holy Ghost, and sometimes the handling of serpents.
As the first fundamentalists sought to require conformity to the Fundamentals, many today do not fully accept the legitimacy of a theology that allows for human error in the Scripture.
A few of my friends, especially those who live in areas where the choice of places of worship is limited, have told me they never joined a church because they have found that their free-thinking ideas are not welcome.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/non_fundamentalist_christianity/52921   (476 words)

 A Psychological Analysis of Fundamentalism: Essay by Anitra Freeman
Fundamentalists of all religious and political varieties share the same character traits.
It is the psychological character of the fundamentalist that is at the root of the ideological interpretation termed "fundamentalism," not an intellectual or spiritual concept.
For those who grew up fundamentalist, the church was the central activity of family life, all else was subsidiary to the church, and social interaction with "non-believers" was discouraged, except when evangelizing.
anitraweb.org /activism/fundamentalism/psychology.html   (959 words)

 Mommie Dearest - The pope beatifies Mother Teresa, a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud. By Christopher Hitchens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Her position was ultra-reactionary and fundamentalist even in orthodox Catholic terms.
Believers are indeed enjoined to abhor and eschew abortion, but they are not required to affirm that abortion is "the greatest destroyer of peace," as MT fantastically asserted to a dumbfounded audience when receiving the Nobel Peace Prize*.
She was a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud, and a church that officially protects those who violate the innocent has given us another clear sign of where it truly stands on moral and ethical questions.
slate.msn.com /id/2090083   (1230 words)

In a general way, the term "fundamentalists" usually refers to individuals who believe that their mother church has strayed from fundamental teachings, doctrines and practices.
There are Catholic fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, Islamic fundamentalists, etc. They partake of their own specific interpretations of dogma and often attempt to force the mainstream church to comply with their specific notions.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not exempt from the "fundamentalist" phenomenon.
www.mormonfundamentalism.com   (382 words)

 "Born Again Fundamentalist Christianity and The Bible - Hope or Hoax ???"
Some of the questions have been sincere and honest, many have been loaded, the interrogator seeking to evoke a response which he feels he will overcome with his pre-planned answer.
When a born again fundamentalist Christian speaks of salvation or matters regarding his spiritual beliefs, he usually backs up his statements by quoting the bible to prove his authority.
If you're involved in born again, fundamentalist Christianity and you're have second thoughts and doubts about it, join the email discussion group BELOW where you can discuss them with others who feel the same way you do.
www.angelfire.com /pa/greywlf/why.html   (2030 words)

 Religious cults and sects : Apologetics research resources
Fundamentalists believed not only in the verbal inspiration and infallibility of the Bible, but also in a whole series of evangelical doctrines published around 1909 under the title of THE FUNDAMENTALS.
In news reports and secular articles, the term ''fundamentalist'' often is applied to any group or individual that fits the second definition shown above.
Fundamentalists are often, deservedly or not, portrayed as intolerant, unyielding, and backward.
www.apologeticsindex.org /f00.html   (2121 words)

 Spokesmen for the Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle East, Edited by R. Scott Appleby, excerpt
Politics is the organized pursuit of power, and fundamentalists seek power over, variously, the family's reproductive practices and child rearing, the school board, the seminary, the religious endowment, the denomination, the political party, the military, the government, and "outsiders," however the latter are defined.
Yet fundamentalist leaders want their followers—who include university-educated doctors, lawyers, and engineers—to believe that the political message they preach is also grounded in unchanging and absolute authority and that the leader holds this authority from God.
Each of these groups of religious fundamentalists provokes outrage on the part of their coreligionists who prefer moderation in the pursuit of societal and political reform, or who do not share the exclusivist religious vision of the fundamentalists.
www.press.uchicago.edu /Misc/Chicago/021254.html   (2481 words)

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