Fundamentalism to do with inerrancy of scripture
William Shepherd says it is really a code for religious vision
In Muslim world it is a word used by westerners where Muslims are trying to implement fundamentals, want laws to be applied everywhere. Scripture not mentioned here.
In X "inerrancy" is key thing - not an issue in Islam as no-one denies the Quran's inerrancy. Muslims view it as total word of God in a way not even seen by Xs or X fundamentalists.
Not even they claim this sense of inerrancy.
- Both opposed to modernism i.e. that which grew out of their own culture. In Islam this = Westernisation. In X = nationalism
- A certain minority consciousness - the authentic representations of the tradition.
- Stress on things not previously done. Islamic Fundamentalists emphasise political, social and collective aspects of the tradition - see things in balck and white terms.
- Xs try to interpret Bible in any way to show its inerrancy. Both concerned with authenticity.
- Called reactionary i.e. both looking to time of succeeding companions or 100 years ago America for this
- Both aware that wrong taken
- Both have activism - both fairly moralistic (puritanical) personal morals very important
- Both also very modern. Both really into technology etc
- Scriptural orientation important in both
Martin Morty, Fundamentalism Observed
Scott Appleby and M. Morty, Sword and ....