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Fundamentalism is the demand for a strict adherence tae specific theological doctrines uisually unnerstuid as a reaction against Modrenist theologie, primarily tae promote continuity an accuracy.[1] The term "fundamentalism" wis oreeginally coined bi its supporters tae describe a specific package o theological beliefs that developit intae a muivement athin the Protestant commonty o the Unitit States in the early pairt o the 20t century, an that haed its ruits in the Fundamentalist–Modrenist Controversy o that time.[2] The term uisually haes a releegious connotation indicatin unwaverin attachment tae a set of irreducible beliefs.[3] "Fundamentalism" is sometimes uised as a pejorative term, pairticularly when combined wi ither epithets (as in the phrase "richt-wing fundamentalists").[4][5]

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  1. George M. Marsden, "Fundamentalism and American Culture", (1980)pp 4-5
  2. Buescher, John. "A History of Fundamentalism",, accessed August 15, 2011
  3. Nagata, Judith (Jun 2001). "Beyond Theology: Toward an Anthropology of "Fundamentalism"". American Anthropologist 103 (2). 
  4. Harris, Harriet (2008). Fundamentalism and Evangelicals. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-953253-2. OCLC 182663241. 
  5. Boer, Roland (2005). "Fundamentalism" (PDF). In Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg, Meaghan Morris and Raymonnd Williams. New keywords: a revised vocabulary of culture and society. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing. pp. 134–137. ISBN 0-631-22568-4. OCLC 230674627 57357498. Retrieved 2008-07-27.