Theology and Science
The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, attempts to demonstrate the flaws in contemporary science and to offer an alternative explanation of human origins and biological complexity rooted in a specific reading of the biblical narrative. This effort, however, is paradoxically rooted in the worldview of modern science and the Enlightenment. This article will examine the Creation Museum’s definitions of faith, truth, and religious language and will compare these definitions to those of mainline Protestant Christianity to uncover the historical and theological presuppositions of Creationist and mainline Protestant engagements with contemporary science.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Theology and Science on 22/04/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14746700.2014.894730.
Hege, Brent A.R. "Contesting Faith, Truth, and Religious Language at the Creation Museum: A Historical-Theological Reflection." Theology and Science 12.2 (2014): 142-163. doi: 10.1080/14746700.2014.894730. Available from: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/391