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1. Incapable of erring; infallible.
2. Containing no errors.


(ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr-)

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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Regarding innerrantists, he observes how ironic it is for them to insist on inerrancy as the basis for correct theology, "when in fact inerrantists are divided over every conceivable doctrine" (p.
Progressive creationists (particularly the inerrantists among them) selectively accept the science, but have to wonder how to make it compatible with the sequence of events in Genesis.
If Protestant inerrantists regard the Bible as a completely reliable historical source, most other Jewish and Christian groups and most secular scholars regard it as an important resource for historical reconstruction, but one that must be analyzed critically like other sources.
Since contemporary Calvinists are usually inerrantists, oppose women pastorates, and support the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, they and non-Calvinist Southern Baptists have successfully co-existed as long as non-inerrantists provide a common enemy.
Interesting here is the demurrer he presents against strict inerrantists, arguing that while the illocutionary stance of the Bible is always true (God declaring, etc.), the locutionary actions (the authors actually writing the text) may contain errors.
He frequently debates Bible inerrantists and publishes the Skeptical Review, a bimonthly journal dedicated to debunking the inerrancy doctrine.