View notes - secularization vs fundamentalism from religion 101 at manchester university contemporary christian fundamentalism characteristics: resist modern society but engage some elements o mass.
Fundamentalism the term fundamentalism first emerged among christian protestants during fundamentalist–modernist controversy of the early 1900s characteristics of fundamentalists include a literal interpretation of the bible, acceptance of the doctrines of virgin birth, young-earth creationism, the resurrection and second coming. Fundamentalism is often taken today as a synonym of radical religion however, it does have a more distinct definition: fundamentalists emerged in the protestant world.
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This intersection between tradition, secularization and fundamentalism is especially evident in both post-communist catholic/orthodox countries and the american context, where fundamentalist-like responses have emerged against the perceived threat of the secular. Fundamentalism, as has been noted, is a subset of evangelicalism some fundamentalist trends may be found also in some community churches and house churches general considerations.
This paper seeks to understand religious fundamentalism and extremism by viewing it in a broader context in terms of a provocative fourfold distinction made by canadian philosopher and theologian bernard lonergan: a sacralization to be dropped, a secularization to be welcomed, a secularization to be resisted and a sacralization to be fostered.
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