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Freedom from error or untruths; infallibility: belief in the inerrancy of the Scriptures.
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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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n (form: of scriptures) → Unfehlbarkeit f
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(3) These texts and a myriad of others helped bring the term "biblical literalism," or as it was better known in later decades "biblical inerrancy," to the forefront.
Through his empathetic depiction of current Dayton residents who "struggle with doubts" about biblical inerrancy and the role their hometown played in history, Briggs brings out a wider phenomenon of American Christians who may keep their faith private to avoid being dismissed as uneducated or morally overzealous.
"I think that today's vote will help to mitigate some of the hurt and some of the pain," he said, according to a ( statement on the Convention's website, "because it's painful to watch people who tout biblical inerrancy and who tout the centrality of the Gospel have to deliberate over denouncing white supremacy."
The topics include future food and future feasting: tracing the idea of the meal in the world to come in Qumran literature, the wisdom of the nations and the law of Israel: genealogies of ethnic difference in Ben Sira and the Mekhilta, the dream of a perfect text: textual criticism and biblical inerrancy in early modern Europe, the place of the early printed editions of Josephus' Antiquities and War (1470-1534) in the Latin textual tradition, beautiful theories: approaching Deuteronomy 21:1-9 as ritual performance and narrative medium, airing the high priest's dirty laundry: understanding the imagery and message of Zechariah 3:1-7, and Hu Ezra alah mi-Bavel: Ezra as an exemplar of Babylonian superiority in rabbinic literature.
Bube, editor of the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation (JASA), wrote in an article entitled "We Believe in Creation" that "ASA does not take an official position on controversial questions." In a 1969 editorial comment, he wrote, "It is not the function of the journal to propagate a crusade for any particular interpretation..." This neutrality position not only covered origins questions but all manner of topics, including the definition of biblical inerrancy. F.
In the opening section, Dupont explains evangelicals' numerical domination of the cultural landscape as well as their focus on personal salvation, evangelistic mission, and biblical inerrancy. She then traces their resistance to their own national organizations' reform efforts, highlighting the "folk theology" they offered in support of segregation as well as their strategy of tainting racial progressives with the charge of theological liberalism.
Thus if the above statements from our emeritus pope scandalize faithful Christians, then this only indicates that some believers have a very restrictive conception of biblical inerrancy in which the Old Testament is taken for a video account or transcript of what God said and did in times of old.
Yet such a generous definition, which many other contributors seem to assume as well, omits the well documented paths from personal conversion to an individualistic view of self and community, from active faith to coercive politics, from biblical authority to modem biblical inerrancy, and from the cross to penal substitutionary atonement.
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.
(1) Papal infallibility is also one of several doctrines of infallibility and inerrancy, including doctrines of biblical inerrancy, that have become increasingly problematic for Catholics and conservative Protestants alike.
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.

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