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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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This can lead to the possibility of Pakistan being a conduit for the eastward spread of fundamentalistic and Islamic ideologies."
This essay suggests that the Spirit-filled and empowered life invites a pneumatological imagination, hermeneutic, and theological method that carves out a via media between a fundamentalistic scripturalism that neglects the ongoing work of the Spirit on the one side, and a subjectivistic experientialism that is untethered to the biblical and theological tradition on the other.
Along with the Mennonite growth of membership came a desire for up-to-date church methods and connections to wider religious circles, especially evangelical and fundamentalistic. In 1903, when the longtime pastor, Samuel F.
As the entire discussion in the 1970s showed, the accusation made by these critics missed the point, since the proponents of an autonomous moral theology did not in the least deny the proprium christianum in moral theology; their concern was only to avoid a fundamentalistic perspective, a "fallacy of faith" in moral theology.
This position and any others that follow this universalistic approach (like Habermas' and Apel's) are regarded as eurocentristic, dogmatic, fundamentalistic and imperialistic, which is from a historical perspective a comprehensible position.
Thus, it is not unusual to find events of an asocial, individualistic nature occurring in an authoritarian, fundamentalistic environment, characterized by the political negation of society.
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.