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

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

Christian Smith


Biblicism, an method of the Bible universal between a few American evangelicals, emphasizes jointly the Bible's unique authority, infallibility, readability, self-sufficiency, inner consistency, self-evident which means, and common applicability. Acclaimed sociologist Christian Smith argues that this procedure is inaccurate and not able to dwell as much as its personal claims. If evangelical biblicism labored as its proponents say it's going to, there wouldn't be the big number of interpretive alterations that biblicists themselves succeed in after they truly learn and interpret the Bible. faraway from demanding the muse and authority of Scripture, Smith opinions a specific rendering of it, encouraging evangelicals to hunt a extra dependable, coherent, and defensible method of biblical authority.

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