Views of the Bible according to Campus Setting
.
Evangelical College Students
(N = 1,980) (% agreeing)
Evangelical Seminary Students
(N = 847) (% agreeing)
1.  The Bible is the inspired word of God, not mistaken in its statements and teachings, and is to be taken literally, word for word
38
43
2.  The Bible is the inspired Word of God, not mistaken in its teachings, but is not always to be taken literally in its statements concerning matter of science, historical reporting, etc.
50
54
3.  The Bible becomes the Word of God for a person when he reads it in faith
10
3
4.  The Bible is an ancient book of legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men
*
*
5.  Don't know
2
*
* less than 1%

This table is taken from a study by James Davison Hunter and published in his book "Evangelicalism: The Coming Generation."


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