Definition of fundamentalism
1a often capitalized : a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to Christian life and teachingb : the beliefs of this movementc : adherence to such beliefs a minister noted for his strict fundamentalism
2 : a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles Islamic fundamentalism political fundamentalism
fundamentalistplay \ˌfən-də-ˈmen-tə-list\ noun
fundamentalisticplay \ˌfən-də-ˌmen-tə-ˈli-stik\ adjective
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The report notes that many critics see Saudi Arabia as an exporter of this kind of fundamentalism, then goes on to detail various Saudi government efforts to counter extremism.
The 11-day trial became a bitter contest between religious fundamentalism and biological theory; the judge held, however, that only evidence on whether or not Scopes had taught evolution was admissible, and Scopes was convicted.
SAO PAULO — Hundreds of thousands of revelers gathered in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world’s largest gay pride parades with this year’s event focusing on the threat of religious fundamentalism to Brazil’s LGBT community.
Roy’s novel is marbled with mordant anecdotes and sardonic humor that hit their marks on the absurdity of nationalism, caste, fundamentalism, war, gender politics and the human condition.
Even for the people who did turn to fundamentalism, religion was often a question of economic and political exclusion.
Gitai uses his archive 1994 interview with murdered peacemaker Yitzhak Rabin as a framing device, including a prophetic warning from the late Israeli Prime Minister about the rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism.
Although contemporary coverage of the showdown was less definitive, the trial did push what was then called Christian fundamentalism out of the public square for decades.
Zayd Dohrn’s play, about secularism and fundamentalism among two first-generation American families, concludes its run.
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