Fundamentalism vs Traditionalist - What's the difference?

fundamentalism | traditionalist |


As nouns the difference between fundamentalism and traditionalist

is that fundamentalism is (religion) the tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts while traditionalist is a person who adheres to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices.

fundamentalism

Noun

  • (religion) The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.
  • (finance) The belief that fundamental financial quantities are the best predictor of the price of an instrument.
  • The beliefs held by those in this movement.
  • Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles.
  • Synonyms

    * (religion) (l)

    See also

    * (l) (1) * (l) (2) * (l) (2) English words suffixed with -ism

    traditionalist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who adheres to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices
  • A traditional climbing climber
  • Antonyms

    * reformer

    Derived terms

    * neotraditionalist