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Religion First—and Last

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter documents the religious essence of intelligent design and establishes its true identity as creationism, based on the words and publications of the intelligent design creationists ... More


I Saw the Light

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/9780197516607.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The history of culture-war battles over creationism and evolution have been dominated by the language of religious conversion. Instead of focusing on the science of evolutionary theory, activists ... More


After Their Kinds

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/9780197516607.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the many varieties of American creationism. A certain form of creationism tends to attract the most attention, a form this book describes as “radical” creationism. Some radical ... 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


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 Creationist Movement in the United States

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/9781479881642.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Through a close historical examination of archived newsletters (1963-2007) from four different creationist organizations, this chapter traces potential sites Answers in Genesis might have built ... More


Evolution and All That

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/9780197516607.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When radical creationists warn about the dangers of evolutionary theory, they do not focus on scientific ideas. Rather, the threat of evolutionary theory to radical creationists comes from such ideas ... More


Introduction: We Don’t Disagree about Evolution

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/9780197516607.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The notion that Americans do not disagree about evolution can seem difficult to digest. This introduction previews the many ways that Americans fight about creationism yet share a fundamental desire ... More


Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Adam Laats

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197516607
eISBN:
9780197516638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516607.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Who are America’s creationists? What do they want? Why do they think dinosaurs were on Noah’s ark? Creationism USA reveals that misconceptions about creationism have led Americans into a full century ... More


The Genesis of Young-Earth Creationism

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/9780252038013.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter traces the origins of Young-Earth creationism by focusing on the Scopes trial of 1925, with particular emphasis on how it became a template for subsequent clashes over the irreconcilable ... More


Conclusion: Trust Falls

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/9780197516607.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Americans do not have a fundamental disagreement about evolutionary science. Not the science itself, that is, and not in ways that matter to public policy. The thing that distinguishes radical ... More


Christian Homeschoolers

James Hudnut-Beumler

in Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Framed by a visit to the Teach Them Diligently Christian Homeschooling Convention, the largest event of its kind, this chapter explores the large and growing phenomena of Christian homeschooling. ... More


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