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Creationists, The (1993)
Front Cover Book Details
Author
Ronald L. Numbers
Genre Religion
Subject Creationism
Publication Date September 1993
Format Paperback (233 x 154 mm)
Publisher University of California Press
Language e
Plot
Forty-seven percent of the American people, according to a 1991 Gallup poll, believe that God made manas man is nowin a single act of creation, and within the last ten thousand years. Ronald L. Numbers chronicles the astonishing resurgence of this belief since the 1960s, as well as the creationist movement's tangled roots in the theologies of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Adventists, and other religious groups. Even more remarkable than Numbers's story of today's widespread rejection of the theory of evolution is the dramatic shift from acceptance of the earth's antiquity to the insistence of present-day scientific creationists that most fossils date back to Noah's flood and its aftermath, and that the earth itself is not more than ten thousand years old. Numbers traces the evolution of scientific creationism and shows how the creationist movement challenges the very meaning of science.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Condition Very Good
Index 6
Owner Ridge
Rating 4
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
Loan Status Available
Overdue No
Product Details
LoC Classification BS651.N85 1993
Dewey 231.7/65
ISBN 0520083938
Cover Price $19.95
Nr of Pages 458
First Edition No
Rare No
Notes
Originally published: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992.