Etymology

1. fundamentalism

noun. ['ˌfəndəˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm, ˌfəndəˈmɛnəˌlɪzəm'] the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth.

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • fundamental (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Fundamentalism

  • abolitionism
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  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
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  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
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  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
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  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
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Example sentences of the word fundamentalism


1. Noun, singular or mass
The term fundamentalism first emerged among Christian Protestants during Fundamentalist–Modernist Controversy of the early 1900s.

Quotes containing the word fundamentalism


1. New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture.
- Deepak Chopra

2. If your life is Christ, then your death will be only more of Christ, forever. If your life is only Christlessness, then your death will be only more Christlessness, forever. That's not fundamentalism, that's the law of non-contradiction.
- Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock

3. Religion and ethics were not always - or even frequently - mutually compatible. The demands of religious absolutism or fundamentalism or rampaging relativism often deflected the worst aspects of contemporary culture or prejudices rather than a system which both man and God could live under with a sense of real justice.
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

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