in·​er·​ran·​cy (ˌ)i-ˈner-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce inerrancy (audio)
: exemption from error : infallibility
the question of biblical inerrancy

Examples of inerrancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biblical inerrancy, for instance, is off-limits. Audrey Clare Farley, The New Republic, 3 Jan. 2022 Conservatives took up Lindsell's call and turned the fight over biblical inerrancy into a battle to save the denomination and American society from the evils of liberalism. Diana Butler Bass, CNN, 17 June 2021 Biblical inerrancy, which Noll points out had never before occupied such a central place in any Christian movement, became foundational. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2021 Albright was a faithful Christian, and the inerrancy of the Bible was then under attack. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, 22 June 2020 Wesley didn’t teach fundamentalist ideas such as inerrancy and infallibility. al, 18 Feb. 2020 The youthful King didn't share his father's belief in the inerrancy of the Bible and was put off by his father's fiery preaching style. John Blake, CNN, 20 Jan. 2020 By then, Paige Patterson had already cemented his role as the architect of the Southern Baptist Convention’s conservative turn with its embrace of biblical inerrancy, the belief that the Bible is without error. Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2019 Tyson is not a goo-goo New Age celebrity evangelist but is instead part of the intellectually rigorous conservative Reformed tradition, which puts a heavy emphasis on scripture and its inerrancy. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 7 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inerrancy was circa 1834

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“Inerrancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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