- Middle English, from Late Latin radicalis, from Latin radic-, radix root — more at root
- 14th century
3 a: marked by a considerable departure from the usual or traditional : extreme b: tending or disposed to make extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions c: of, relating to, or constituting a
political group associated with views, practices, and policies of extreme change d: advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs
Sounds like Christianity to me. Is there such a thing as being a Christian without being “radical” or radically different than the world? It seems to me the biggest problems the church has ever faced in its history stemmed from times it didn’t look any different than the world around it.