Biblicist


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Biblicist

, Biblist
1. a biblical scholar
2. a person who takes the Bible literally
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His amillennialistic understanding of the End Times even raises questions about whether he ever really became a fellow brother of the Covenant of the Munsterite Kingdom, since the movement still represented many different theological orientations, including the peaceful Melchiorites and spiritual biblicists like Menno.
Julia Roberts point out that Hutterite women were bound up in a system "shaped by expectations of obedience and submission." (12) Overall, Anabaptist women of the late sixteenth century were deeply imbedded in religious communities that were squarely in the Biblicist camp.
If a biblicist is someone who knows the Bible well or one who strictly interprets its contents, then poetic biblicism can only muddy the waters of hermeneutics.
As a biblicist, I would have preferred more attention to scriptural teaching.
Even if the Bible as a book could be studied in a non-referential way, paying no attention to anything outside the text itself, the structure of Christian faith does not work in that way; and if it did so, our faith would become a faith in a book to an extent hitherto scarcely dreamed of even in the most biblicist sort of circles.
He hints that the Reformation, with its biblicist reconception of the role of the Christian faithful, provided a renewed challenge to Jewish conceptions of chosenness and shows how Jewish historical thinking bolstered communal self-conceptions.
By instituting changes recommended by Biblicist organizations, which included several of the nation's flagship megachurches, conservative seminaries, and experts from mainline Protestant denominations, these congregations began altering their tradition while simultaneously trying to articulate and maintain what it meant to be a Lutheran.
"If these new movements conflict with scripture," declared the pastor, "we will choose scripture every time." It was unclear just what perceived threat the charismata posed to the church's biblicist orthodoxy.
Or was it the first deliberate expression of a primitivist and biblicist strategy that would prove to be of enormous significance to the future history of Protestant overseas mission?
This 'Wider Protestantism', as the Encyclopaedia points out, tends to be ultraconservative, Biblicist, fundamentalist.
For instance, the radical Biblicist deems the only legitimate source of knowledge to be the statements of Scripture and the radical empiricist considers the only legitimate source of knowledge to be the findings of empirical observation.
As a Biblicist himself, he is especially critical of the way that scholars of Bible have attached their own faith-based values to their scholarship without acknowledging the subjective element of their methodology.