Protestant fundamentalism

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Protestant fundamentalism is a religious fundamentalist movement in North American Protestantism that arose in the early part of the 20th century in reaction to modernism [W] and which emphasized that the Bible is literally true both as a moral guide and as a historical record.

The essential doctrines of Protestant fundamentalism are:

  1. the inerrancy of the Bible,
  2. the Virgin birth,
  3. physical resurrection
  4. atonement by the sacrificial death of Christ, and
  5. the Second Coming.

Politically, protestant fundamentalism has a large overlap with the religious right in the United States.

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The book Stealing Jesus says Protestant fundamentalism also included the doctrine of dispensationalism, and that much of its doctrine was brand new – hence the use of the word "fundamental" in this context is a bit of a misnomer. The author redefines the the difference between fundies and more liberal sects as being a difference of "legalism" – fundies (legalistic Protestantism) see following doctrine to the letter as the priority, while non-fundies are more interested in obeying the spirit of doctrine, and in receiving the love of God/Christ. Must re-read and research.

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  • 2014-04-27 [L..T] They are agreeing to being spiritually married to their father In certain fundamentalist Christian sects, fathers are encouraged to "spiritually marry" their daughters in order to keep them "pure". In the context of this "purity culture", it is entirely acceptable for fathers to have sexual thoughts about their daughters as long as they don't actually have intercourse.
  • 2014-04-27 [L..T] 5 Insane Lessons from My Christian Fundamentalist Childhood "In the Quiverfull movement, children are pretty much metaphorical weapons born to shoot a degenerate modern society in the face. I was one of nine children, and our family was just on the large end of "normal" in size. Really, it was downright small: We didn't need to use all the seats in our 15-passenger van to get to church. I was brought up to be just one more weapon in this terrible faith-based arsenal, but I didn't quite hit the target. Here's what I can tell you about being a weaponized offspring."

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