The Historical Context

The Historical Context

Before considering some of the individual scriptural geologists, we need to consider the intellectual and religious background and the history of geology leading up to the early 19th century, the cultural milieu at that time, what the Bible commentaries on Genesis were saying, and the marks of geological competence in the early 1800s.

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The Great Turning Point

Many people in the church today think that “young-earth” creationism is a fairly recent invention, popularized by fundamentalist Christians in the mid-20th century. Is this view correct? Answers in Genesis scholar Dr. Terry Mortenson presents his fascinating original research that documents a different story.

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