Scientific methods of dating the earth

06 Apr

With a view toward encouraging a culture of biblical and scientific literacy and overcoming the anti-intellectual legacy of fundamentalism that sustains this particular "scandal of the evangelical mind", we offer a synoptic critique of young-earth creationism while developing and defending an evangelically acceptable alternative for understanding the relationship between God's works and God's words. Caruso, Corning Community College, SUNY (USA) Received | August 22, 2014; Accepted | October 6, 2014; Published | October 13, 2014 Correspondence | Bruce L.

Gordon, Houston Baptist University, USA; Email | [email protected] | Gordon, B. Scandal of the Evangelical Mind: A Biblical and Scientific Critique of Young-Earth Creationism. The intellectual tension resulting from what the Jewish-American novelist Chaim Potok called a "core-to-core cultural confrontation" between historic Judeo-Christian orthodoxy and the "umbrella culture" of secular modernity is commonplace and virtually unavoidable in the modern West (Walden 2001, 2013).

If you take the Bible at face value, you can only conclude an old earth.

Young-earth creationism (YEC) is one of the more peculiar manifestations of broader evangelical culture.

This in no way negates nor rejects a literal six-day creation as the Bible teaches.

I DON'T believe in theistic evolution, nor in progression creationism. Everything God made in Genesis 1:2- was not just good, but very good.

It continues to be the most common view of the relationship between science and Scripture held in the evangelical community and, unfortunately but understandably, the view of science most non-Christians associate with evangelicalism.

In Genesis 1-2 God remodeled the universe and made it as we know today. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Delve into stories about the Museum's collections, scientists and research.The young-earth creationist (YEC) response to modern science is a clear example of this latter approach.The YEC community retains its identity by enforcing a rigid biblical literalism and defends it by selectively appropriating scientific tools and conclusions divorced from the broader context of their proper employment.