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It ain't necessarily so...

It can refer to any fundamentalist religious belief based on any scripture.

The key feature of literalism is that scripture is assumed to be a literal depiction of historical events instead of allegory. This interpretation necessitates the existence of supernatural beings and forces that are incompatible with materialism. It also flies in the face of every lesson ever taught by an English teacher.

See Biblical Literalism on Wikipedia.

Literalism can more precisely be described as Inerrancy, which acknowledges the fundamental nature of language while still claiming that scripture is historically and factually correct. Here's a great podcast that dives into the theology behind this. [1]

Any reading of scripture as allegory is potentially compatible with the pantheistic universalist interpretation of god.

Religion and spirituality are not the opponents of truth, as atheists would claim. The only opponent is literalism.

Why religion is literally false and metaphorically true
Should we read the Bible literally?
Should we interpret the Bible literally?

Literal - The Calm Blue Sea
Ayesha Erotica - Literal Legend
Brimheim - Literally Everything