About Fundamentalism/Literalism/Biblical Inerrancy
"Fundamentalism should be regarded as the bastard child of science and religion." - Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse
"Literalism became a movement within Christianity that strove to fight against the ideologies brought about by the Enlightenment. When the scientific revolution reached America, biblical literalism was a response from conservative Christians who felt that their beliefs were being threatened by science. In an effort to defend their faith, they spawned a new way of thinking that some modern-day theologians even define as idolatrous. Is it possible, in our quest for righteousness, to ironically idolize the Bible rather than worship the One about which it is written?"
- Mandy Wilson, The History of Biblical Literalism: What you may not know.
Dr. Kevin Lewis writes, “The combative answer: there are better, more legitimate, less blasphemous ways than (literalism) to affirm that the Bible is the Word of God. The Word is to be affirmed without the heresy of divinizing each word of Scripture as though it fell from heaven a perfect expression of the mind of God. The drive for certainty in a skeptical age is more dangerous to our faith than we might suppose. It leads away from "faith" to a calculating "belief" not satisfied with the promises of God but restless to prove, verify, and guarantee those promises with scientific precision.” - The Heresy of Literalism on AskThePriest.org
Fr. David Simmons on Literalism as the Heresy of the 20th Century.
(Abt 45 Min total over 5 videos)
The rest of Fr. David's series can be found at the playlist here.