publication . Article . 2010

creationism in the netherlands

Blancke, Stefaan;
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  • Published: 14 Nov 2010 Journal: Zygon®, volume 45, pages 791-816 (issn: 0591-2385, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Belgium
Recent events indicate that creationists are becoming increasingly active in the Netherlands. This article offers an overview of these events. First, I discuss the introduction of Intelligent Design (ID) creationism into the Dutch public sphere by a renowned physicist, Cees Dekker. Later, Dekker himself shifted towards a more evolution-friendly position, theistic evolution. Second, we will see how Dekker was followed in this shift by Andries Knevel, who is an important figure within the Dutch evangelical broadcasting group, the Evangelische Omroep. His conversion to ID and, consequently, to theistic evolution, brought him into conflict with young-Earth creationi...
free text keywords: Philosophy and Religion, the Netherlands, Andries Knevel, Europe, Cees Dekker, antievolutionism, young-Earth creationism, wedge, Religious studies, Cultural Studies, Education, Public sphere, Young Earth creationism, Sociology, Epistemology, Creationism, Intelligent design, Theistic evolution, Protestantism, Evolutionary theory, Silence
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