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1. 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.
a. often Fundamentalism 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.
b. Adherence to the theology of this movement.

fun′da·men′tal·ist adj. & n.
fun′da·men′tal·ist′ic adj.
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Adj.1.fundamentalistic - of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
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A resurgence of a fundamentalistic Islam arose in the 9th Century with Ibn Hanbal of Syria, whose Sunni jurisprudence insisted on strict conformity to salaf ("ancient ones"), as Mohammed's first followers were known.
If one is constrained by a "word-hearing-faith" paradigm, which is propounded by fundamentalistic advocates of exclusivism, it will obviously be difficult for them to accept the argument of this essay.
Schein believed that Islam was unreformed and, certainly in its fundamentalistic approach, could have no discussion or dialogue with the modern world.
The long shadows of the past which haunt the family have been created by a fundamentalistic dogma and have been sustained by guilt; and the family suffers under the burden of maintaining this repression.
Compared to these fundamentalistic versions, Yupno Lutheran Christianity is, so far, 'moderate', pragmatic and certainly more tolerant.
It is argued that Gibson's fundamentalistic hermeneutics gives rise to at least two ethical concerns that need critical reflection: the charge of anti-Semitism and the problematic doctrine of vicarious suffering.
He disputes the rationale that allowing unmediated theological influence of politics amid pluralism is fundamentalistic or invites (dangers of) sacralized politics or theocratic claims.
According to the data from Sorenson and Hales, secular faculty who suspect religiously affiliated programs to be a breeding ground for the Religious Right may be extrapolating from the Christian students enrolled in their own secular programs, who are more conservative and more fundamentalistic than are the graduates of integrative programs.