Meaning of biblicist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɪblɪsɪst/


  • A person who interprets the Bible literally.

    as modifier ‘biblicist attitudes’
    • ‘In many cases more than just a few sentences, and in some cases, the apologetics themselves only offer one sentence response, yet for the first book ever to offer the Biblicists stance on each issue, I sense a tone of unappreciativeness.’
    • ‘It seemed that we were Biblicists just like the fundamentalists around us.’
    • ‘One of the clearest expressions of selective morality by Biblicists is shown in their approach to the Old Testament.’
    • ‘Rather than appearing as esoteric ideas or arbitrary constructs, the disciplines of modern Biblicists are seen as logical, sensible, even exciting.’
    • ‘For nearly two thousand years Biblicists have been lecturing people on the importance of adhering to the Bible's teachings on ethics, manners, and morality.’
    • ‘In doing so, it misleads its intended audience which will include Biblicists unfamiliar with details of the archaeological debate.’
    • ‘At the moment, the public issues that seem to draw most attention by Biblicists are the hot topics in the culture wars, such as abortion and homosexuality.’
    • ‘Subsequent generations of Biblicists have followed suit, and by dint of their efforts they have legitimated and routinized the right of an individual to criticize the sacred.’
    • ‘The Biblicist's stated goal in Biblical interpretation then, is to find the single, pristine, and true meaning of a particular passage.’
    • ‘I was pointing out, by way of personal testimony, that I fit the description of a Biblicist.’
    • ‘The appearance of Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859 had not created an immediate rift within American theology because previous evolutionary schemes had been theologically accommodated even by many biblicists.’
    • ‘For one, it corrects the standard portrait of Socinians as rationalists, showing them instead to be biblicists of a sort.’
    • ‘In the book, the author accurately assesses the centrality of Williams's biblicism and argues convincingly that, first and foremost, Williams was a biblicist.’
    • ‘Luther was no biblicist and no fundamentalist.’
    • ‘And the mixture of that kind of theology with a very strongly and rather uncritically biblicist approach to church order is what characterised a great deal of the Puritan wing of the English church from about 1570 to the end of the century.’
    • ‘But that does not make you a "biblicist" in the sense we are discussing.’


Mid 19th century from biblical+ -ist.