Biblicism, Infallibility

The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture

Submitted by RWMaster on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:28

"Biblicism, an approach to the Bible common among some American evangelicals, emphasizes together the Bible's exclusive authority, infallibility, clarity, self-sufficiency, internal consistency, self-evident meaning, and universal applicability. Acclaimed sociologist Christian Smith argues that this approach is misguided and unable to live up to its own claims. If evangelical biblicism worked as its proponents say it should, there would not be the vast variety of interpretive differences that biblicists themselves reach when they actually read and interpret the Bible.