Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Belief in the supernatural origin of the universe or of humans and other living things, especially as based on the literal interpretation of the account of the creation related in the Bible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine that matter and all things were created, substantially as they now exist, by the fiat of an omnipotent Creator, and not gradually evolved or developed: opposed to evolutionism.
  • noun The doctrine that God immediately creates out of nothing a new soul for each individual of the human family, while for the human body there was but one creative fiat. See traducianism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The doctrine that a soul is specially created for each human being as soon as it is formed in the womb; -- opposed to traducianism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun theology The doctrine that each individual human soul is created by God (in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the Baha'i Faith), as opposed to traducianism.
  • noun Any creationary belief, especially a belief that the origin of things is due to an event or process of creation brought about by the deliberate act of any divine agency, such as a Creator God (creator god).
  • noun The belief that a deity created the world, especially as described in a particular religious text, such as the Book of Genesis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

Etymologies

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creation +‎ -ism

Examples

  • We can more easily demonstrate that ID promotes creationism than that it is creationism*.

    First Calvert now Luskin? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Even ignoring that a President appoints judges who decide cases on the issue of whether teaching creationism constitutes religious indoctrination, a President who believes in creationism is not one I want making decisions on, for example, whether global warming is occurring. anonymous Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Fairy Tales

  • Not surprisingly, the bureaucrats think ID = creationism (yet complain creationism is contradictory because ID accepts evolution) and represents a threat to democracy: the Parliamentary Assembly is worried about the possible ill-effects of the spread of creationist ideas within our education systems and about the consequences for our democracies.

    Council of Europe Takes a Selective Stand

  • Not surprisingly, the bureaucrats think ID = creationism (yet complain creationism is contradictory because ID accepts evolution) and represents a threat to democracy:

    Council of Europe Takes a Selective Stand

  • Not surprisingly, the bureaucrats think ID = creationism (yet complain creationism is contradictory because ID accepts evolution) and represents a threat to democracy: the Parliamentary Assembly is worried about the possible ill-effects of the spread of creationist ideas within our education systems and about the consequences for our democracies.

    2007 September - Telic Thoughts

  • “Although the authors of the textbook did use the term creationism in pre-publication versions, the Pandas textbook promotes a theory of ID which is conceptually distinct from creationism in some of the very characteristics which caused creationism to be declared unconstitutional: creationism postulates a ‘supernatural creator’ while the theory intelligent design abstains from engaging in such religious discussions”

    The Discovery Institute says it, they believe it, that settles it - The Panda's Thumb

  • Earlier versions of the book revealed how the term creationism was replaced by the term intelligent design.

    What else could be expected from Dembski? - The Panda's Thumb

  • The term creationism had previously referred to the creation of traducianism, where souls were said to have been inherited from one's parents.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • The term creationism had previously referred to the creation of traducianism, where souls were said to have been inherited from one's parents.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Please read what the article actually says about what the term creationism means

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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  • "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." – Thomas Jefferson

    July 20, 2008