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Department of Anthropology

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Publication details for Prof Robert H. Layton

Layton, R.H. (2008). Aboriginal versus western creationism. In The edge of reason? Science and religion in modern society. Bentley, R.A. London: Continuum Press. 31-38.
  • Publication type: Chapter in book
  • ISSN/ISBN: 978-1-84706-218-5
  • Keywords: creationism, rationality

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Compares traditional Australian religious beliefs with those of Christian creationists in the U.S. Outlines the social functions of Aboriginal belief and asks whether Christian creationism has similar functions that account for its persistence.