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This is going to be a difficult, if not impossible question to answer to everyone's satisfaction for precisely the reason you say it should be defined. It's bandied about so much, not only by the press, but by just about everyone,that I doubt there is a universally accepted definition. There are, however, certain characteristics that could be listed that ...


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The Catholicism tag is completely OK, as well as the link provided in Gilbert Le Blanc's comment. The Light-Life Movement (or "Oasis movement") is Catholic, though oecumenism is one of its priorities and it was influenced by Campus Crusade for Christ, a Protestant evangelist movement. The beliefs of Light-Life Movement don't differ from Catholic norm, and ...


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You might be a fundamentalist if … … you're mean. The term fundamentalist has a broader usage even beyond Christianity or even Theology in some circles. I've been hearing some people (tending towards the liberal end of the spectrum) trying to label Al Qaeda as Islamic fundamentalists. The not-so-transparent idea is that if terrorists are fundamentalists, ...


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It seems as early as Deuteronomy 32:6 that God is addressed as Father: Do you thus repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you? Historically, it appears that (at least for people who claimed Christ) that it was gnostics that primarily held a view that God was the Father, the ...


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This is due to fundamentalist having acquired a notion for "a guy with all the right answers" amongst some groups. No one wants to be labelled as fraudulent. My personal belief is that the labeling is misapplied by the media, Churches, and individuals. I refer to the Dictionary: often capitalized : a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing ...


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That is indeed a very complex question to answer. The complexity rests more on our cultural sensibility like : Not refering a group over an other (in this instance male over female) Male and female equality Try to make every group happy, as if you were a politician This being said from my reformed, Calvinistic heritage I would say that God has always ...


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The LDS Church uses this phrase. They divide the priesthood into Melchizedek Priesthood and Aaronic Priesthood. Melchizedek Priesthood is described on their site as follows: “There are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely, the Melchizedek and Aaronic” (D&C 107:1). The Melchizedek Priesthood, which is “after the Order of the Son of God” ...


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I think because of Islamic terrorists being called 'fundamentalists' the term will eventually phase out among Christians, as fewer Christians will say 'I am a fundamentalists' as the media demonizes the term, more and more. The term probably has its original real meaning in the U.S. and that partially related to the conservative right in American politics. ...



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