One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who interprets the Bible literally.as modifier ‘biblicist attitudes’
- ‘In the book, the author accurately assesses the centrality of Williams's biblicism and argues convincingly that, first and foremost, Williams was a biblicist.’
- ‘Rather than appearing as esoteric ideas or arbitrary constructs, the disciplines of modern Biblicists are seen as logical, sensible, even exciting.’
- ‘For one, it corrects the standard portrait of Socinians as rationalists, showing them instead to be biblicists of a sort.’
- ‘The appearance of Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859 had not created an immediate rift within American theology because previous evolutionary schemes had been theologically accommodated even by many biblicists.’
- ‘It seemed that we were Biblicists just like the fundamentalists around us.’
- ‘I was pointing out, by way of personal testimony, that I fit the description of a Biblicist.’
- ‘In doing so, it misleads its intended audience which will include Biblicists unfamiliar with details of the archaeological debate.’
- ‘Luther was no biblicist and no fundamentalist.’
- ‘And the mixture of that kind of theology with a very strongly and rather uncritically biblicist approach to church order is what characterised a great deal of the Puritan wing of the English church from about 1570 to the end of the century.’
- ‘For nearly two thousand years Biblicists have been lecturing people on the importance of adhering to the Bible's teachings on ethics, manners, and morality.’
- ‘But that does not make you a "biblicist" in the sense we are discussing.’
- ‘At the moment, the public issues that seem to draw most attention by Biblicists are the hot topics in the culture wars, such as abortion and homosexuality.’
- ‘The Biblicist's stated goal in Biblical interpretation then, is to find the single, pristine, and true meaning of a particular passage.’
- ‘One of the clearest expressions of selective morality by Biblicists is shown in their approach to the Old Testament.’
- ‘In many cases more than just a few sentences, and in some cases, the apologetics themselves only offer one sentence response, yet for the first book ever to offer the Biblicists stance on each issue, I sense a tone of unappreciativeness.’
- ‘Subsequent generations of Biblicists have followed suit, and by dint of their efforts they have legitimated and routinized the right of an individual to criticize the sacred.’
Mid 19th century: from biblical + -ist.
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