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The imprecise term “biblicism” is commonly used disparagingly (cf. “historicism”) to denote a particular way of dealing with the Bible, especially the expectation that it can be transposed directly into modern thought forms or lifestyles. European theologians who attempt to classify types of biblicism—for example, into broader and narrower forms (W. Wiesner), or into a theoretical and doctrinaire form, a practical and programmatic form, and a salvation-history form (G. Gloege)—have failed to make the t…

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Ritschl, Dietrich, “Biblicism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B295>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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