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The term biblicism does not refer to a chronological period of theology or to a theological orientation, but to an assessment of the Bible (mostly held in Protestantism) in whole or in part. It is essentially characterized by the fact that it takes all biblical statements literally, that it hardly assigns greater or lesser importance to any one of them, and that it relates them directly, as an authoritative source, to the word of God, the teachings and the order of the church, as …

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Marquardt, Manfred, “Biblicism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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