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Cain’s Fratricide: Rabbis and Other Early Jewish Writers Judge the Case

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Genesis 4’s account of Cain’s killing of his brother leaves many questions unanswered. A folio in the late sixth-century Christian book, the Ashburnham Pentateuch, depicts the events in the story ... More


Creationism’s Web: In the Museum, On the Net, at the Movies

Edward Caudill

in Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038013
eISBN:
9780252095306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how creationists harnessed websites, magazines, museums, and institutes to rewrite history as well as the rules of science. By the end of the twentieth century, the Scopes trial ... More


Creation Cinema

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author describes what he found during a visit to the Creation Museum, which opened in 2007 in Petersburg, Kentucky. The Creation Museum is a professional, commercially successful ... More


ConclusionThe Future of Plausibility Politics

Kathleen C. Oberlin

in Creating the Creation Museum: How Fundamentalist Beliefs Come to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479881642
eISBN:
9781479897520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881642.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why did creationists build a museum? The short answer is because the Creation Museum would be unexpected. Who would anticipate that an extreme, creationist group would build something that ... More


Studies in Insularity

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author reflects on his experiences among the creationists and comments on their insularity and scientific ignorance. He recalls attending a conference for religious ... More


Evolution USA

Adam Laats

in Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In spite of common stereotypes, American creationists do not dislike science. Even radical young-earth creationists have never dismissed the value of science. To be sure, radical creationists often ... More


The Evolution of Radical Creationism

Adam Laats

in Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most eye-catching form of American creationism is the one that builds huge replicas of Noah’s ark and insists that humans and dinosaurs must have shared the planet at one time. This chapter ... More


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