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Among the CreationistsDispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline$
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Jason Rosenhouse

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744633

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.001.0001

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Creation and Corruption

Creation and Corruption

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Among the Creationists

Jason Rosenhouse

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the author describes his visit to the Creation Museum, a professional, commercially successful venture that opened in 2007 in Petersburg, Kentucky. Designed and built by the Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum presents the young-Earth view of biblical exegesis and science. Its centerpiece is a labyrinth leading guests through Genesis 1–11. The museum is a thought-provoking enterprise that has much to teach us about modern creationism. While many of the exhibits relate to science generally and evolution specifically, the museum is primarily devoted to a particular view of the Bible. According to the Creation Museum, the most important events in world history can be summarized in “Seven Cs”: creation, corruption, catastrophe, confusion, Christ, cross, and consummation.

Keywords:   creationism, Creation Museum, Kentucky, science, Genesis, evolution, Bible, world history, creation, Christ

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