Archives for September 25, 2011

First installment of review of Smith, The Bible Made Impossible

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapters 1 & 2It is necessary to understand three concepts in order to understand Smith’s argument in this book: 1) biblicism, 2) pervasive interpretive pluralism, and 3) impossible.  There may be others, but these are necessary and sufficient for now.The gist of Smith’s argument in this book is that biblicism, as he defines it, literally makes it impossible for the Bible to function as the church’s sole, ultimate authority for faith and pra … [Read more...]