In his latest On the Square column , Peter J. Leithart reviews Christian Smiths new book The Bible Made Impossible :
Biblicist is a fighting word. Its what Catholics call bibliolatrous Protestants, what liberal Protestants used to call Fundamentalists, and what moderate Evangelicals like to call immoderate Evangelicals. It is a word more bandied than explained. One of the strengths of Christian Smiths recent The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture (Brazos, 2011) is his precision in identifying the object of his attack.
Also today, Christian Smith provides a response to Leithart’s review :
Peter Leitharts response to my book is more reasonable than some reviews I have had the misfortune to read recently. But his response essentially dodges rather than engages my books central argument. The case I argue in the first half of my book is simple, consisting of four central claims and a conclusion.