Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An expert on the Bible.
  • n. One who interprets the Bible literally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in the knowledge of the Bible; a demonstrator of religious truth by the Scriptures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A professed adherent of the letter of the Bible; specifically, in the twelfth century, one who adhered to the Bible as the sole rule of faith and practice, as opposed to a scholastic, who professed to bring all the doctrines of faith to the test of philosophy.
  • n. A biblical scholar.
  • n. Also Biblist.

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Examples

  • * With creationism, there is a vast community of millions! of believers who are deeply disturbed by challenges to Biblicist/literalist Christianity.

    Random responses to Luskin on evolution of creationism, quotes, and information - The Panda's Thumb

  • "Take Scripture out of this context of the invitation to sit at table with Jesus and to be incorporated into his labour and suffering for the Kingdom, and you will be treating Scripture as either simply an inspired supernatural guide for individual conduct or a piece of detached historical record - the typical exaggerations of Biblicist and liberal approaches respectively."

    Archbishop in Canada- Church Needs to Listen Properly to the Bible

  • Take Scripture out of this context of the invitation to sit at table with Jesus and to be incorporated into his labour and suffering for the Kingdom, and you will be treating Scripture as either simply an inspired supernatural guide for individual conduct or a piece of detached historical record – the typical exaggerations of Biblicist and liberal approaches respectively.

    'The Bible Today: Reading & Hearing', The Larkin-Stuart Lecture

  • The clear, calm, cogent facts and inferences of the philosopher cannot be met successfully by the half-suppressed shriek of the mere Biblicist.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1864

  • I am sure some Biblical scholar can find you the "Christian" word or the Biblicist word for the union that they make.

    Balloon Juice

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