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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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An Introduction to Creationism

An Introduction to Creationism

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Among the Creationists

Jason Rosenhouse

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the author reflects on creationism and his experience as a participant in the Creation Mega-Conference, held on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, for one week in July 2005. Founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell in 1971, Liberty is one of the few Christian colleges to promote young-Earth creationism. Each attendee received a copy of the book The Lie: Evolution, by Ken Ham. Creationism has two major facets: As religion it is a view of the world premised on the inerrancy and perspicuity of the Bible on any subject it addresses. As science it is a collection of assertions meant to show both the inadequacy of the modern theory of evolution and the correctness of the creation account in Genesis. For most of the creationists the author has met, the first facet takes precedence over the second.

Keywords:   creationism, Creation Mega-Conference, Liberty University, The Lie: Evolution, Ken Ham, religion, Bible, science, evolution, Genesis

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