Zygon 45 (4):791-816 (2010)

Abstract
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 toward a more evolution-friendly position, theistic evolution. Second, we see how Dekker was followed in this shift by Andries Knevel, an important figure within the Dutch evangelical broadcasting group, the Evangelische Omroep (EO). His conversion to ID, and subsequently to theistic evolution, brought him into conflict with young-Earth creationists who still strongly identify themselves with the EO. Third, provoked by the dissidence of prominent orthodox believers and the celebrations surrounding the Darwin year, young-Earth creationists became very visible. After three decades of relative silence, they started a project to make sure that the Dutch people would hear of the “alternatives” to evolutionary theory. This article (1) adds to the growing number of reports on creationists' increased activity in Europe and (2) suggests that ID, in a context different from the United States, did not unite but rather divided the Dutch orthodox Protestant community
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2010.01134.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,295
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Politics of Anti-Creationism: The Committees of Correspondence. [REVIEW]Hee-Joo Park - 2000 - Journal of the History of Biology 33 (2):349 - 370.
The Postmodern Sin of Intelligent Design Creationism.Robert T. Pennock - 2010 - Science & Education 19 (6-8):757-778.
Creationism and Intelligent Design.Robert T. Pennock - 2003 - Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics 4:143-163.
Intelligent Design.William Hasker - 2009 - Philosophy Compass 4 (3):586-597.
The Medical Exception: Physicians, Euthanasia and the Dutch Criminal Law.Jos V. M. Welie - 1992 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (4):419-437.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-11-15

Total views
196 ( #53,061 of 2,448,708 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #447,803 of 2,448,708 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes