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The Two Books

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using the theme of “two books” – nature and the Bible – this chapter surveys a century of contact between Christianity and evolutionary biology in the U.S., beginning with the antievolution crusades ... More


Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Edward Caudill

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038013
eISBN:
9780252095306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Tracing the growth of creationism in America as a political movement, this book explains why the particularly American phenomenon of antievolution has succeeded as a popular belief. Conceptualizing ... More


Civic Biology and the Origin of the Antievolution Movement

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0029
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses George W. Hunter’s 1914 textbook Civic Biology and the opposition it met in the form of the antievolution movement. The textbook was the first one to integrate the largely ... More


Losing the Word: Measuring the Impact of Scopes

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0069
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains that the actual impact of the Scopes trial and the antievolution movement on textbooks can be understood in terms of how textbooks were taught and interpreted. Evolutionary ... More


Creationism’s Political Genesis

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/9780252038013.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book traces the history of creationism not only as a science–religion issue, but also as a political movement that skillfully engaged the press with a campaign against evolution grounded in ... More


Legacy

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/9780252038013.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the legacy of the Scopes trial as well as Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan with respect to creationism. The Scopes trial earned a special place in modern America's ... More


Creationism and the Campus

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the impact of the antievolution crusade on the teaching, research, and sense of civic engagement of several leading scientists and activists in the U.S. It suggests 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


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