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I. Terminology – II. Religious Studies – III. Systematic Theology – IV. Social Sciences – V. Practical Theology

I. Terminology

The term fundamentalism was used originally as a self-description by a coalition of conservative Protestant groups that emerged in the 1870s in the USA. In 1919 this coalition united to form the World's Christian Fundamentals Association. The first written attestation of the term was in the title of a series published in the USA between 1909 and 1915 entitled The Fundamentals…

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Küenzlen, Gottfried, Kienzler, Klaus, Hamilton, Michael S., Mittleman, Alan L., Wielandt, Rotraud, Kiehnle, Catharina, Zehner, Joachim, Lutze, Katinka and Dressler, Bernhard, “Fundamentalism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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