Unit 3 Sociology: Beliefs in Society- Fundamentalism

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Introduction to Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism began amongst the Conservative Evangelical Protestants in the 1920's who wanted to return to "the fundamentals of faith".Fundamentalists tend to be anti modernists, they intend to go back to where religion wasn't as diluted in life. Fundamentalism is a response to a perceived threat.

Bruce (2000): "Moments that respond to problems created by modernism by advocating society, wide obedience and seeking political…


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