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>Behalf Of george murphy
>Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 4:54 AM
> Whether or not Christian fundamentalism will eventually die is to
>large a topic to be taken on here.
This is one reason I have been collecting and reading creationist books from
the 19th century. Contrary to claims often made that the YEC's disappeared
in the 19th century, they didn't, either in England or in the US. They may
not have held leadership positions in the church (or at least high
leadership positions) but the laity was buying lots of books with
young-earth leanings and teachings. Currently I have in my personal library
books from the following 19th century young-earth/global flood advocates:
Granville Penn, Mineral and Mosaic Geologies, 1825
Granville Penn, Conversations on Geology, 1840
John Murray, Truth of Revelation, 1840
James Monroe, Evidences and Facts of the Scriptural Deluge, 1843
Rev. Alexander Strachan, The Antiquity, Literal Meaning and Authenticity of
the Mosaic Narrative, c. 1852
Anonymous, The Creation and the Deluge, 1854
Herbert W. Morris, Science and the Bible, 1871
Louis Figuier, The World Before the Deluge, 1872 [published from 1863 to
Abraham Mills, The Ancient Hebrews, 1874
Thomas Cooper, Evolution, The Stone Book and the Mosaic Record of Creation,
Isaac Newton Vail, The Earth's Annular System [published 1884-1912]
I can name lots more that I don't have.
I also have an 1859 Boston-published college history book which begins with
the Biblical creation and includes the Noachian Flood. It is George Weber,
Outlines of Universal History from the Creation of the World to the Present
Time. This was originally a German book translated into English.
My contention is that the YECs didn't disappear and my evidence is that
somebody was buying those books throughout the 19th century.
Because of this, I can easily conclude, that like the poor, the YEC will
always be with us.
for lots of creation/evolution information
personal stories of struggle
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