inerrancy

noun
in·​er·​ran·​cy | \ (ˌ)i-ˈner-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce inerrancy (audio) \

Definition of inerrancy

: exemption from error : infallibility the question of biblical inerrancy

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Recent Examples on the Web Albright was a faithful Christian, and the inerrancy of the Bible was then under attack. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, "In Search of King David’s Lost Empire," 22 June 2020 Wesley didn’t teach fundamentalist ideas such as inerrancy and infallibility. al, "Pastor: ‘Why I’m not leaving the United Methodist Church’," 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, "The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatness everyone keeps missing," 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, "The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor’s life after #MeToo," 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, "The Gospel According to Kanye," 7 Nov. 2019 Conservative theologians responded by developing the doctrine of biblical inerrancy. William Trollinger, The Conversation, "Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right," 8 Oct. 2019 Land and others note that the effort was focused on protecting inerrancy, which argues that the Bible was without error when it was created. Author: Michelle Boorstein, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Anchorage Daily News, "How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson," 11 June 2018 Land and others note that the effort was focused on protecting inerrancy, which argues that the Bible was without error when it was created. Author: Michelle Boorstein, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Anchorage Daily News, "How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson," 11 June 2018

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circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Inerrancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inerrancy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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