Title

Biblical Literalism and Inerrancy: A Methodological Investigation

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The results of a methodological experiment are reported, in which black, urban respondents are presented with a new question dealing with beliefs about the Bible. The new item contains alternatives connoting both biblical literalism and inerrancy. Contrary to some previous research, it was found that the difference between literalism and inerrancy is meaningful to most doctrinally conservative respondents.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Biblical Studies | Political Science | Race and Ethnicity | Religion

Permissions

African Americans; African Americans--Religion; Bible; Conservativism