inerrancy


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in·er·ran·cy

 (ĭn-ĕr′ən-sē)
n.
Freedom from error or untruths; infallibility: belief in the inerrancy of the Scriptures.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inerrancy - (Christianity) exemption from error; "biblical inerrancy"
infallibility - the quality of never making an error
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
errancy - fallibility as indicated by erring or a tendency to err
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inerrancy

n (form: of scriptures) → Unfehlbarkeit f
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It appeared to be a slippery slope to unbelief, and the more the literalists defended the Bible against evolution, the louder they proclaimed its literal inerrancy.
In this regard the conservative Muslim view is not so different from the position held in medieval Christian with it's understanding of the inerrancy of biblical authority.
First is the "literal," which describes the more traditional and conservative segments of the religious population, who may be guided more by emotion and relationship, and who believe in the inerrancy and literal translations of the Bible.
The author provides strong evidence on the inerrancy and trustworthiness of the Bible, advocating that readers embrace this truth.
Americans still believe in heaven (86%) and hell (73%) about as much as they did in the 1970s; but belief in the literal inerrancy of the Bible has taken a hit, presumably because of more college education.
Yet to suggest that inspiration necessarily presupposes inerrancy misunderstands the true nature of inspiration, and the suggestion gives rise to the tendency to confuse inspiration with revelation.
It was one of the issues that led to the conservative resurgence--or fundamentalist takeover--among Southern Baptists in the 1980s and 1990s, when some seminary professors began criticizing substitutionary atonement, leading to full-blown questions about biblical inerrancy.
There appears to be a fundamental paradox, however, between Starr's conservative stance on Biblical inerrancy and Harnack's distrust of the Biblical tradition and the Christian canon.
The backlash of fundamentalists in the 20th century, with their uncompromising insistence on biblical inerrancy, failed to halt the marginalization of the scriptures.
14) This does not require that every concept of inerrancy be abandoned.
The totemic status of the Constitution, the belief in its inerrancy, the ability of any well-meaning person to deduce its literal meaning and contemporary implications through a direct engagement with the text, are all instances of evangelical-influenced sacralization of the secular.
It comes from one of the original drafters of the "Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy" and his coauthor and defends the traditional understanding of inerrancy for new Christians being called to the challenge of defining God, truth and language.