Fundamentalism in religion, science and politics: A short review

Authors: Volobuyev A.V. Published: 26.04.2017
Published in issue: #5(55)/2017  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2017-5-439  
Category: The Humanities in Technical University | Chapter: Philosophy Science  
Keywords: fundamentalism, market fundamentalism, tea party movement, religion, Islam, evangelical churches, philosophy of religion, religious studies, social philosophy, political philosophy, modernization

The article analyses evolution of the concept "fundamentalism" both in academic and non-scientific discourse. It describes metamorphosis, which it underwent, originated as a highly specialized term, denoting groups of American evangelicals, who proclaimed the need to return to the fundamental foundations of Christian values and faith. By now the term is used for a wide range of socio-political trends. It proved the correctness of the use of the term to social and political movements and currents and incorrect - to science.

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