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Abstract Despite basing their beliefs on a common text, Christians differ on the extent to which they hold fundamentalist views. The present study presented participants with a Q-Sort task to rate the centrality of 100 frequently-searched Biblical passages to their belief system. Respondents also completed several personality tests, including a measure of religious fundamentalism. When the verse ratings and fundamentalism items were factor analyzed, two factors were extracted. All fundamentalism items and twelve verse ratings loaded on the same factor, demonstrating that fundamentalist Christians and non-fundamentalist Christians emphasize different themes and passages from the Bible. Follow-up analyses replicated the relationship between fundamentalism and ten of these items, and suggested that a forced-choice Bible verse selection task might serve as a novel measure of Christian religious fundamentalism.
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