Biblical Literalism and Inerrancy: A Methodological Investigation
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.
African American Studies | Biblical Studies | Political Science | Race and Ethnicity | Religion
African Americans; African Americans--Religion; Bible; Conservativism
Jelen, T. G.,
Smidt, C. E.
Biblical Literalism and Inerrancy: A Methodological Investigation.
Sociology of Religion, 51(3),