Despite the evasions of people who would like to pretend otherwise and dismiss it, fundamentalism is not just a bad name that some people call others they disagree with, but it is a very real mode and approach to understanding reality. Although the word may sometimes be used as a pejorative, fundamentalism is real. I know from experience.
Since converting to Christianity when I was seventeen, it's been obvious to me that Christian faith should apply to all of life. In fact, it seems so obvious and fundamental that it has never occurred to me that it is something that needs to be stated. That may be one reason why I am suspicious of people who feel the need to state it constantly.
I started working as an editor nearly twenty years ago. SInce then, I've edited and revised hundreds of books. One of the biggest projects I was a part of included editing various Puritan texts by updating the language to make them more readable to my Protestant clients.