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She may be right?

As part of our series on learning to love the Bible for what it is, not what we want it to be , we’re working our way through Christian Smith’s book, The Bible Made Impossible , In it, Smith tackles the problem of “biblicism,” which he defines as “a theory about the Bible that emphasizes together its exclusive authority, infallibility, perspicuity, self-sufficiency, internal consistency, self-evident meaning, and universal applicability.” Biblicism falls apart, Smith says, because of the “the problem of pervasive interpretive pluralism.” (p. viii) While Smith does not question the inspiration and authority of Scripture, he questions attempts to reduce the Bible to a “blueprint for living” with a simplistic attitude that begins with, “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.” Instead, Smith argues that “Jesus Christ is the true and final Word of God, in relation to whom ...

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