Creationism in Europe (Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context)

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When we think of creationism and the debates around creationism versus evolution, we often think of the United States and the role it has played in science education in school. What is little known, at least to people in the United States, is the role creationism has played in Europe, until now. This book is a collection of essays that explores the role creationism plays, or does not play, in a wide variety of major European countries. Each chapter examines an individual country or region, like Scandinavia, and goes over the history of evolution versus creationism debates going back to when Darwin first put out his famous book to modern times, exploring how individuals, organizations, came into the debate and how they are, or are not, shaping the debate in their respective countries.

This is a fascinating book, and I believe other people will find it fascinating as well. It takes what is a uniquely American phenomena and puts it into an entirely new context. This will open readers’ eyes, especially those involved in these type of debates in America, that it is happening elsewhere. Even though it is written for an academic audience, the average reader will be able to follow it easily.


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Author Stefaan Blancke, Editor, Hans Henrik Hjermitslev, Editor, Peter C. Kjærgaard, Editor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 296 pages
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date 2014-Oct-21
ISBN 9781421415628
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Issue January 2015
Category History
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