inerrant


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in·er·rant

 (ĭn-ĕr′ənt)
adj.
1. Incapable of erring; infallible.
2. Containing no errors.

in•er•rant

(ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr-)

adj.
free from error; infallible.
[1645–55; < Latin inerrant-, s. of inerrāns not wandering]
in•er′ran•cy, n.
in•er′rant•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.inerrant - not liable to error; "the Church was...theoretically inerrant and omnicompetent"-G.G.Coulton; "lack an inerrant literary sense"; "an unerring marksman"
infallible - incapable of failure or error; "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"
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In this picture, any attempt to define what is required for all humans at all times and everywhere to flourish is seen as the attempt to subjugate one's own choices to an irrationally inerrant worldview, which in the postmodern age is criticized as feigning objectivity for the interests of prevailing power structures.
The Altemeyer and Hunsberger (1992) Religious Fundamentalism Scale records beliefs "there is one set of religious teachings that clearly contains the fundamental, basic, intrinsic, essential, inerrant truth about humanity and deity; that this essential truth is fundamentally opposed by forces of evil which must be vigorously fought; that this truth must be followed today according to the fundamental, unchangeable practices of the past; and that those who believe and follow these fundamental teachings have a special relationship with the deity" (p.
The belief that there is one set of religious teaching that clearly contains the fundamental, basic, intrinsic, essential, inerrant truth about humanity and deity; that this essential truth is fundamentally opposed by evil forces which must be vigorously fought against .
The Fundamentals strongly argued that Christians must believe that the Bible is "entirely inerrant.
Because they are not inerrant, they can make mistakes.
He could no longer affirm a Jesus by means of a claim to the inerrant scriptures through which he had entered Christianity.
Hellwig's theological method, then, is to read history with an eye to variety, contestation, change, and evolution, but not so as to find amid (or worse yet, despite) the details the red thread of some inerrant constancy of ideology and practice.
He bases this argument on his belief that the Koran is considered to be the literal and inerrant word of God and challenges us to nd even one Muslim who believes 'the Prophet got it wrong'.
Here's the entirety of the ETS doctrinal basis: "The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs.
They are correct in this assertion, but fail to emphasize that Smyth's view of inerrant scriptures is clearly limited to matters of doctrine.
To move forward, we'll have to accept that our history, however sacred and deeply embedded in our culture (most of us drink the Kool-Aid in seventh-grade Texas history), really isn't inerrant scripture after all; our perspective on the past changes with time, cultural and political maturity, and new information," Ennis concluded in his 2006 column.