God's Own Scientists: Creationists in a Secular World

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Rutgers University Press, 1994 - Religion - 289 pages
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Toumey focuses the tools of his discipline on a group whose distance from the twentieth-century American mainstream is measured not in decades or miles but rather in existential understandings about reality. Toumey studies both the national scientific creationism movement and the operation of a local creationist study group in his state's Research Triangle in the mid-1980s, seeking to understand the underlying beliefs--about morality, the Bible, science itself--that modern scientific creationism embodies, as well as the reasons this "system of cultural meanings" helps many conservative Christians "make sense of the realities, anxieties, changes, and uncertainties of life in the United States in the late twentieth century." A perceptive and respectful analysis by a nonbeliever
  

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In our modern, science-oriented society, it seems jarringly strange that a strong belief in creationism has re-emerged. Toumey (anthropology, Univ. of North Carolina) here addresses this paradox ... Read full review

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Very insightful, fascinating, and sympathetic. The only drawback is that Toumey's research is now nearly thirty years old. I imagine many of his conclusions still apply, but I would be curious to know how things have changed over the past few decades. Read full review

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Contents

One Mister Fossil Comes to Raleigh
1
Two Creationism and Scientif1c Authority
14
Three The Renaissance of Creationism
31
Four Moral Interpretations of Evolution
52
Five Evolution and Secular Humanism
77
Seven Other Creationist Stances
124
Eight Fifty Years of Creationism
149
Nine Modern CreationEvolution Controversies
161
The Paradox
192
Eleven A Creationist Study Group
207
Twelve Scientists and Engineers
226
Thirteen Social and Ideological Outlines
238
Fourteen Reflections
257
Research Methods
267
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