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The Fundamentalist Quest for a Gentler God: Rewriting the Story of the Flood

by William Trollinger Photograph taken by Susan Trollinger. Righting America, p. 55. For more images and information about the museum, go to creationmuseum.org In her blog post, “Death Outside the Ark . . . Made Vivid,” Sue Trollinger discusses the...

Fundamentalists, Catholics, and Two Very Different Uses of Evolutionary Theory

by Pete Cajka Pete Cajka is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at Notre Dame and a faculty affiliate with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. He is an intellectual and cultural historian of the twentieth...

Why the Bible is Not Nearly Enough for Creationists

by Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger In his article, “Geocentrism and Creation,”  Answers in Genesis (AiG) resident astronomer Danny Faulkner laments that “while geocentrists are well intended, their presence among [young Earth] creationists produces...

Incest Used to be Ok. Gay Marriage Never Was.

William Trollinger For Righting America we were determined to read the Creation Museum as a text, taking the time to understand the messages that the museum is conveying. Toward that end, I visited the Creation Museum eight times, and Sue seven. Some aspects of the...

Righting and Wronging America at the Creation Museum

by William Trollinger What will happen to museums in this post-truth age? Is there a productive way in which to respond to culture war rhetoric? These were but two of the questions Sue and I were asked in response to our presentation last Wednesday on “Righting and...

Studying Religious Rhetorics in the Time of Trump and Kavanaugh: Part One

by William Trollinger On the Saturday that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate as the newest justice on the Supreme Court, it was energizing and therapeutic to be in the company of smart and gracious scholars devoted to studying and explaining religious...