By Stefaan Blancke,Hans Henrik Hjermitslev,Peter C. Kjærgaard

For many years, the creationist circulation was once essentially located within the usa. Then, within the Nineteen Seventies, American creationists came upon their principles welcomed out of the country, first in Australia and New Zealand, then in Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil, and elsewhere—including Europe, the place creationism performs an increasing function in public debates approximately technology coverage and faculty curricula. during this, the 1st entire historical past of creationism in Europe, prime historians, philosophers, and scientists narrate the increase of—and reaction to—scientific creationism, production technological know-how, clever layout, and arranged antievolutionism in international locations and religions all through Europe.

Providing a special map of creationism in Europe, the authors chart the extraordinary background of creationist actions and methods there. over the last 40 years, creationism has unfold rapidly between ecu Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, and Muslims, whilst anti-creationists sought to smother its flames. Antievolution messages won such frequent approval, in truth, that during 2007 the Parliamentary meeting of the Council of Europe handed a solution advising member states to "defend and advertise clinical wisdom" and "firmly oppose the educating of creationism as a systematic self-discipline on an equivalent footing with the idea of evolution."

Creationism in Europe deals a discerning advent to the cultural historical past of recent Europe, the diversity of worldviews in Europe, and the interaction of technological know-how and faith in a world context. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and students within the background and philosophy of technological know-how, spiritual stories, and evolutionary idea, in addition to coverage makers and educators fascinated about the unfold of creationism in our time.

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