He rejects a radical Biblicism
because the Bible has examples where extra-biblical sources of truth are condoned and he rejects a reductionistic empiricism because it is self-refuting--it cannot be empirically proven.
While he makes clear that he is committed to the close communion and Biblicism
of his denomination, nonetheless he worked with many denominations in the struggle for racial justice and shows how evangelical ministry triumphed over denominational legalism (my wording) while a military chaplain during the Vietnam War.
If either radical Biblicism
or empiricism is correct, then integration should not be done for there is no epistemic gain in doing it.
This study shows not only that skeptical minimalism and credulous biblicism
are not only options in the current debate about ancient Israel, but also that there is a future for biblical texts in the reconstruction of history, when they are read in the light of other ancient historical documents.
On the positive side, Foxe was interested in Biblicism
and is philo-Judaic in seeing the nation England as a type of ancient Israel; on the other hand, his texts reflected Protestant reformers' theological opposition to Judaism, which was propped up by medieval stereotypes and prejudices about Jews in society.
And he is undoubtedly correct in his opinion that "the vexatious discussion on baptism" with Baptist churches which are not caught up in biblicism
is essential "for all Christians and churches involved in the ecumenical discussion, in order to keep alive the question of faith and baptism as essential constituents of being a Christian in today's pluralist society".
The indigenous Latin churches follow holiness doctrines and hold to literal biblicism
For example, Conrad Grebel's appeal to primitive church practices arose from his Biblicism
, not from studying the long sweep of church history.
3) Second, in the 1940's and after, Protestant fundamentalism in the United States split into conservative and moderate factions: the former preferring cultural and denominational isolation and anti-historical Biblicism
, the latter, centered in the new National Association of Evangelicals and Fuller Seminar, rejecting such isolation and embracing selected elements of "modernism.
That post-Tridentine, or post-Reformation, development led to a biblicism
, even Fundamentalism, in the Free Church that was not originally intended (Williams, pp.
In The Challenges of Roger Williams, Byrd accurately assesses the centrality of Williams's biblicism
and argues convincingly that, first and foremost, Williams was a biblicist.
One of the merits of Clodovis Boff's correspondence of relationships model of the hermeneutical mediation is that it safeguards the exegesis of liberation theologians from the dangers of biblicism
, fundamentalism, and eisegesis to which some of their early works were prone.