The Great Turning Point

The Church’s Catastrophic Mistake on Geology — Before Darwin

Written by Dr. Terry Mortenson
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  • Length: 300 pages
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  • Publisher: Master Books
  • Published: 2004
  • SKU: 10-2-167

Many in the church today think that “young earth” creation is a fairly recent invention, popularized by fundamental Christians in the mid-20th century. Dr. Mortenson reveals fascinating original research that documents a different story.

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  • Published: 2004
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Many in the church today think that “young earth” creation is a fairly recent invention, popularized by fundamental Christians in the mid-20th century. Dr. Mortenson reveals fascinating original research that documents a different story.

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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. With illuminating attention to detail, Mortenson discusses:

  • The men who invented the idea of millions of years
  • The beliefs of the “pre-Darwin” church regarding the age of the earth
  • The origins of the gap theory, day-age theory, local flood theory, etc.
  • The “scriptural geologists” and their arguments against old-earth geological theories
  • The real source of the idea of millions of years (it is not science)

This book details the early 19th century origin of the idea of millions of years and the Christian men who opposed that idea.

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Dr. Terry Mortenson

Dr. Terry Mortenson Dr. Terry Mortenson joined Answers in Genesis in 2001 having lectured on the creation-evolution controversy in 22 countries since the late 1970s, and participated in seven formal debates with PhD evolutionary scientists in secular venues in four countries. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has presented six creation-related papers at their annual meetings. He has also helped to lead several by-invitation-only, seven-day rafts trips through Grand Canyon for seminary and Christian college professors and other key Christian leaders from over 90 institutions and 10 countries. He is the author of numerous magazine and journal articles and several book chapters. The revised version of his PhD thesis was published as The Great Turning Point: the Church’s Catastrophic Mistake on Geology—Before Darwin, and he co-edited and contributed two chapters to the scholarly book, Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth.

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