Upon finally accepting it, I felt forced to re-think the nature of scripture (inspiration, inerrancy
, infallibility, authority), atonement theology, human ontology (sin, death), and so many other big issues.
" They can't both be right, so why insist on inerrancy
of Scripture?A: I don't insist on the inerrancy
(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.
Evangelicals insist on the centrality and inerrancy
of scripture and condemn society for refusing to follow biblical norms -- and yet, when it comes to verse after verse requiring care for the stranger, they not only ignore this mandate but oppose it.
But nobody has a monopoly over inerrancy
, and even the people behind the NatGeo Earth Day Run are guilty of their own blunders.
The Christian Institute's website states: "We believe that the Bible is the supreme authority for all of life and we hold to the inerrancy
but this interpretative option gradually wanes as attitudes toward the admissibility of Isra[??]iliyyat harden and the theological doctrine of [??]isma or "prophetic inerrancy
" gains strength and determines what sorts of discourse were deemed acceptable about "prophets." Some interesting reflections about how the concept of "Bible" should be understood within the cultural milieu of nascent Islam are also offered.
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 (http://www.bpnews.net/49057/sbc-denounces-altright-white-supremacy) 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.
The speakers at the gathering the following day spent little time defending the Bible as the word of God or addressing questions of inerrancy
, debating points of an earlier time.
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.