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A New Christian Fundamentalism?
A New Christian Fundamentalism?

Author(s): Cătălin Negoiţă
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
Published by: Editura Casa Cărții de Știință
Keywords: fundamentalism; religion; Christianity

Summary/Abstract: One of the most used terms in the last decade is “fundamentalism”, permanently associated with Islamic religion and terrorism. Encyclopedia Britannica defines fundamentalism as a type of militantconservative religious movement, characterized by promoting strict conformation to the holy gospel. Initially used exclusively connected to American protestants who, at the end of the 19th century insisted over Bible’s infallibility, as a reaction to theological modernism, which was aiming to reshape traditional Christian believes in order to accept the new facts that social and natural sciences had discover, especially the evolutionist theory, the term “fundamentalism” was mostly used starting the end of the 20th century, referring to a large variety of religious movements.

  • Issue Year: 11/2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 251-256
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English