Definition of biblicist in English:

biblicist

noun

  • A person who interprets the Bible literally.

    as modifier ‘biblicist attitudes’
    • ‘Luther was no biblicist and no fundamentalist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rather than appearing as esoteric ideas or arbitrary constructs, the disciplines of modern Biblicists are seen as logical, sensible, even exciting.’
    • ‘The Biblicist's stated goal in Biblical interpretation then, is to find the single, pristine, and true meaning of a particular passage.’
    • ‘I was pointing out, by way of personal testimony, that I fit the description of a Biblicist.’
    • ‘But that does not make you a "biblicist" in the sense we are discussing.’
    • ‘It seemed that we were Biblicists just like the fundamentalists around us.’
    • ‘One of the clearest expressions of selective morality by Biblicists is shown in their approach to the Old Testament.’
    • ‘For one, it corrects the standard portrait of Socinians as rationalists, showing them instead to be biblicists of a sort.’
    • ‘In the book, the author accurately assesses the centrality of Williams's biblicism and argues convincingly that, first and foremost, Williams was a biblicist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In doing so, it misleads its intended audience which will include Biblicists unfamiliar with details of the archaeological debate.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from biblical + -ist.

Pronunciation

biblicist

/ˈbɪblɪsɪst/