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  INLS 224, Creation: Creation belief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Haley and I will be studying the topic of creation across the social sciences and humanities.
First we will be exploring the idea of creation from the perspective of religion, mythology, philosophy and literature; and second we will be exploring the place of creation theory in social and political discourse.
On the same note, a lot of creation myths do not share the same characteristics which makes it difficult for academics to have one clean cut definiition for religion and myths.
www.unc.edu /~mchabib/inls224/2005/04/creation-belief-wikipedia-free.html   (285 words)

  Creation article - Creation process English Universe cosmos scientific religious mythological - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When written in English with a capital letter, Creation or The Creation is a casual reference to the origin of the Universe, or to the universe or cosmos itself.
The creation of all things, the process by which the present cosmos began, is a subject of scientific, religious, and mythological interest.
Several religions have creation beliefs, some of which account for the existence and present form of the Universe by the act of creation by a supreme being or creator god.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Creation   (1461 words)

 Origin belief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Creation science is a creationist effort to integrate science and Abrahamic faith by allowing for both supernatural causes of phenomena as generally described by creation according to Genesis and the application of the scientific method in interpreting observable phenomena.
Deism was a popular belief of many scientists and philosophers of the post-enlightenment, including Newton, Leibnitz, and Thomas Jefferson that kept the formality of a creator, but allowed creation to function solely based on natural laws that were established at the time of creation.
In Hindu philosophy, the existence of the universe is governed by the Trimurti of Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer) and Shiva (the Destroyer).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Creation_belief   (5696 words)

 The Chronologers' Quest - Cambridge University Press
Creation myths, or more correctly beliefs, as one would expect, are frequently closely related to the experiences exerted on the civilisations that propounded them.
Creation was effected by the creator god Ptah (Figure 1.1) who in his heart thought up the concept, and having spoken of it brought the Earth into being.
In the northern latitudes of Scandinavia and Iceland, creation beliefs drew on the physical characteristics of the land.
www.cambridge.org /asia/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521813328&ss=exc   (3228 words)

 creation belief
Many creation beliefs fall into similar categories: the fractionation of the things of the world from a primordial chaos, the separation of the mother and father god, from an ocean existing before the world, etc.
Here, clearly, creation is described as an absolute beginning, which includes the assertion that the very existence of the universe is contingent upon a necessary, uncreated being, a God who is not himself created.
In Hindu philosophy, the existence of the universe is governed by the triumvirate- The Trimurti of Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer) and Shiva (the Destroyer).
www.fact-library.com /creation_belief.html   (2296 words)

 What is Creationism?
According to the creation beliefs of the Umatilla Indians, though, their ancestors have always been there, so Kennewick Man must be an Indian ancestor.
The heat from Muspell, the firey area to the south, met with the cold from icy Ginnungagap in the north and created the frost giant Ymir.
Tijuskeha created useful and innocent animals, and Tawiskarong created fierce and monsterous ones.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/wic.html   (3319 words)

 Here is an updated summary of Creation beliefs found in South Africa and alternative methods of Remembering and Knowing
Unkulunkulu thus created man, animals, snakes, birds, water and mountains, the sun and the moon, all from the bed of reeds (Jackobs, p53).
Islamic beliefs on the creation is very closely linked to Christian and Jewish creation beliefs, as set out in Genesis.
On the fourth day God created fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, and on the fifth day he created animals on land.
www.ibiblio.org /istudio/03pretoria/research/annalize.htm   (2231 words)

 Creationism, by Helen Fryman.
In the midst of the debates -- or wars -- concerning the issues of creation and evolution, there is a tendency to over-generalize.
In the United States, and perhaps in all the western culture(s), the term "creationism," or "creation," is automatically associated with Christianity and the Bible.
It is the official position of the most well-known creation organizations, including the Institute of Creation Research in southern California (http://www.icr.org) and Answers in Genesis (http://www.answersingenesis.org/index.asp?Area=Home), based both in Kentucky and Brisbane, Australia.
www.carm.org /evolution/evocreationism_helen.htm   (1278 words)

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The creation is called forth by this one God in a placid and orderly manner and given structure; it is not the expression of contending divine forces that Israel's neighbors believed accounted for the changes and upheavals they experienced within nature.
Genesis 1 also implies that the entire creation is contingent, wholly dependent upon its Creator for its very being and continuing existence and for all of the forms, capacities, capabilities, and potentialities it possesses-all of its elements, living and non-living--and that it is given all these solely by the will of its Author.
If the creation narrative in Genesis 1 depicts God as transcendent, that is, wholly other than the creation, "standing apart," as it were, from the creation he calls into existence, then the creation story of Genesis 2 emphasizes God's immanence, his presence within the creation, his intimate interaction with the creation.
community.berea.edu /scienceandfaith/essay01.asp   (4263 words)

 NCSE Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Until "scientific creation" receives substantial support from such organizations as AAAS, American Anthropological Association, state academies of science, National Academy of Science, and national paleontological and geological associations, it is recommended that this organization and the science teachers of Iowa reject further consideration of scientific creationism as an alternative approach to established science teaching practices.
Scientific creation, special creation, and creation-science are terms used synonymously when referring to the thesis that the universe and all forms of life were brought into existence by sudden acts of a Divine Creator.
Religious beliefs and writings, including accounts of creation, comprise a body of human knowledge and may properly be addressed in their own right in other areas of the public school curriculum.
www.ncseweb.org /resources/articles/3213_statements_from_educational_or_8_8_2003.asp   (16346 words)

 Destiny of No Choice-Abortionmetaphors5
Creation is the ultimate act of absolute love that represents the Creator's highest, most intelligent and caring power.
Creation by chance is not a gift and reverence is not required by or for creatures where creation is not a gift.
Belief in benevolence and justice as the cardinal virtues is consistent with ethical judgments and values of prochoice advocates.
www.biblemetaphors.com /metaphors9.html   (8598 words)

 The world's top creation websites
In both, Judaism and Christianity, belief in creation "from nothing" began to dominate the traditions more completely, sometime in the second century C.E., as a way of asserting that God alone is eternal, in reaction to the implications of philosophy.
The Big Bang theory is currently the most popular scientific creation theory, as it has predicted a number of experiment results, including measurements of the anisotropy of the cosmic background radiation, that could not have been known at the time the theory was first proposed.
A popular explanation is, of course, that God created the Universe out of nothing, but the reader should note that contrary to the arguments of a vocal minority this theory cannot be considered to be proved simply by the lack of any other firm explanation until all other possible theories have been disproved.
www.websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm/Recreation   (1423 words)

 Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Creationism is the belief that the universe and all life were created by the miraculous and creative act of a more powerful and intelligent being, usually a Deity.
Belief in biblically literal creation, however, is confined to a tiny minority of the academic community.
Strictly speaking, creationism refers only to the belief that the universe in general and life in particular were created by some divine agency, while evolution refers only to the belief that species differentiate over time through the process of mechanism of mutation and natural selection.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/cr/Creationism.htm   (2684 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Creation Spirituality
The high point of the Creation Spirituality development was from the 12th to 15th centuries with the theories and practices of mystic-prohphetssuch as: Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart, and Nicholas of Cusa.
The history of the ideology of Creation Spirituality Fox says, "is the oldest tradition in the Bible, and the way of indigenous peoples."Fox contends that Creation Spirituality is not a new religion, but is concerned with renewing theologies and practices within religion and culture that promotepersonal wholeness, planetary survival, and universal interdependence.
Creation Spirituality called for a fresh injection of joy and awe into the practice of Christianity; in the process incorporating Native American shamanism, Christian mysticism, feminism, gay rights, dance, the arts and the environment intoCreation Spirituality's beliefs and practices.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/creation_spirituality.html   (3510 words)

 Understand and Change Your Beliefs
Beliefs are any ideas you think are true about yourself, others, and life.
Clarity about what you believe, who you are, what you want, and why you want it can be like a beacon on a clear night, guiding you to the fulfillment of your desires.
Changing the beliefs that are causing you pain is where the rubber really hits the road.
www.selfcreation.com /happiness/4_beliefs.htm   (757 words)

Creation science: This is one of the religious views.
It is based on the belief that God created the universe.
Naturalistic evolution: A set of beliefs that the universe originated about 14 billion years ago; the earth coalesced about 4.5 billion years ago; life subsequently began, probably as bacteria deep in rocks, and has been evolving ever since.
www.religioustolerance.org /ev_denom.htm   (309 words)

 Beliefs of the U.S. public about evolution and creation
The five main reasons why people say they do not believe in "evolution" are belief Jesus Christ, belief in God, due to my religion or faith, not enough evidence, and belief in the Bible.
Their final option would probably have been selected by some creationists who believe that students should be exposed to all belief systems, and by others who are undecided.
Belief in creation science seems to be largely a U.S. phenomenon among countries the West.
www.religioustolerance.org /ev_publi.htm   (1771 words)

 Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A popular explanation is, of course, that God created the Universe out of nothing.
According to an evolutionary view, life would have had to originated somewhere other than earth (this is unlikely to have happened because the parameters that make it possible for life to exist here size of the earth, distance from the sun ect.
Examples of the argument of irreducible complexity can be found in countless organisms such as the woodpecker, the giraffe, and the bombardier beetle A.K.A blister beetle.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/cr/Creation.htm   (1596 words)

 Beliefs about origins, including the theory of evolution and creation science
Creation science: This consists of about a dozen different, conflicting, belief systems, based on different interpretations of the creation stories in the biblical book of Genesis.
In North America, this belief system is mainly promoted by Christians who believe that God inspired the authors of the Hebrew Scriptures (a.k.a.
Beliefs in a the Earth's age by scientists and various creationists
www.religioustolerance.org /evolutio.htm   (954 words)

 Creation Evidence Ministries: News
We provide straight-forward information regarding creation, it's role in our lives, and it's impact on our witness to the world as Christians, and provide help to Christians for the common goal of spreading the Gospel to the world.
These dating techniques are an underlying foundation to the current dates derived from minerals, as they apply to the old age times used to verify evolution and old-earth creation theories.
If nothing else, they have been successful at creating a smokescreen that keeps many people dubious over creation, and therefore wary of anything we present.
www.unevolved.org   (602 words)

 Lesson Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Most students will have their own opinions and beliefs on how the world came to be.
It is important that students are able to justify their beliefs and show why they believe something is true.
Students will be able to support their beliefs on how the world came to be.
www.mala.bc.ca /www/discover/educate/smithn/lessons/fncult/cmcreat.htm   (497 words)

 - Creationism -
It is the official position of the most well-known creation organizations, including the Institute of Creation Research in southern California and Answers in Genesis, based both in Kentucky and Brisbane, Australia.
The adjectives “creation” and “evolution”; get added to the term “science”; when the matter of presuppositions and conclusions are dealt with.
Thus, “creation science”; is not a separate science itself, but a way of looking at science through the eyes of those who believe, in whatever form, that the universe and all life was the result of creation by some kind of deity.
www.trueorigin.org /creationism.asp   (1264 words)

 Creation Science, Denomination List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Of interest is the Geoscience Research Institute, which is a church-sponsored institute with the goal of integrating science and the Bible.
Although there are no indications in the 39 Articles that prohibit a belief in an old earth, in visiting their website you get a distinct feeling that they are very conservative.
They are to be commended for their openness to all forms of creation, something that Answers In Creation seeks to promote among all Christians.
www.answersincreation.org /denominationlistsz.htm   (1465 words)

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