Storytelling the Bible at the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, and Museum of the Bible

Storytelling the Bible at the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, and Museum of the Bible

Storytelling the Bible at the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, and Museum of the Bible

Storytelling the Bible at the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, and Museum of the Bible / edited by Paul Thomas
(Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)
Publication date: April 16, 2020

T&T Clark
ISBN-10: 0567687139
ISBN-13: 9780567687135
Pages: 224
Price: $115

Summary:
Paul Thomas chronicles a multi-level reception study of the Bible at both the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, USA. Thomas explores the commercial presentation of biblical narratives and the reception of those narratives by the patrons of each attraction, focusing upon three topics; what do young Creationists believe, how they interpret their beliefs from the Bible, and what is the user experience at the museums?

The volume begins by explaining how Answers in Genesis (AiG) use Bible passages to support young-Earth creationist arguments, allowing for the chance to consider the Bible via physical means. Thomas then examines how the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter visitors receive the Bible (as presented by AiG) and how this presentation informs visitors’ understanding of the text, exploring concepts such as the most prominent displays of the two attractions, the larger context of museums and theme parks and the case studies of the Methuselah display and The Noah Interview. Thomas concludes with the summary of the user experience generated by the attractions, analyzing the degree to which patrons accept, negotiate, or resist the interpretation of the Bible offered by AiG.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Reception Studies: The Initiation
Chapter 2: Hamming it up with Answers in Genesis
Chapter 3: Moon Pools and Poop Chutes
Chapter 4; Biblical Hiraeth and Stories of Home
Chapter 5: Dragons, Dinos, and Tech
Chapter 6: Something Terrible is Coming
Chapter 7: Noah Stops a Knife Fight
Chapter 8: The Fake Ark Delugion
Chapter 9: Adam is Too Sexy!
Chapter 10: “Expecting Some Flatbread Sandwiches
Chapter 11: Playing it Safe at the Museum of the Bible
Chapter 12: Strangers in Their Own Land
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Religious studies professor conducts research on physical representations of the Bible

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Acts & Facts, December 2019, v48 #12

From the Editor : The Goodness of God / Jayme Durant. p. 4
Maintaining the Mission / Henry M. Morris, III. p. 5
Events : December/January . p. 8
Research : Whale Fossils Confirm Post-Flood Boundary / Jeffrey P. Tomkins and Tim Clarey. p. 9
Impact : European Stratigraphy Supports a Global Flood / Tim Clarey. p 10
Back to Genesis : Homology: Descent or Design? / Brian Thomas. p. 13
Back to Genesis : Dinosaurs Had Reptilian Metabolic Adaption / Jeffrey P. Tomkins and Tim Clarey. p. 14
Genesis and the Oceans / Frank Sherwin. p. 15
The ICR Discovery Center Volunteers! p. 16
Creation and the Church : How Beautiful Is the Body of Christ / Randy J. Guliuzza. p. 17
Creation Q&A : Do Carbon Ages Refute a Biblical Timeline? / Brian Thomas. p. 20
Apologetics : Sanctifying Our Hearts with Apologetics / James J. S. Johnson. p. 21
Stewardship : The New Thing of Promise / Henry M. Morris, IV. p. 22
Letters to the Editor. p. 23

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Let’s Take A Hike : Salt Fork State Park (photo) p. 2
The Birders’ Trail : Counting Raptors / Aden Troyer. p. 3
Scavenger Hunt. p. 4
From the Editor’s Quill / Kevin Shank. p. 4
Invisibles / Lois Tschetter. p. 5
My Kellys Island Adventure / Tabitha Artinian. p. 6
Pictures & Poems : Steller’s Jay. p. 8
Wondernose : Wildlife Wondernose Question #207: What Animal Is Constantly in Danger of Dying, Either from Cold or Starvation / Rebecca Martin. p. 10
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The Mailbox. p. 13
Where Is, Is My Tree, Tree, Tree? / Vera Auker. p. 14
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You Can Draw : a Red Fox Kit from July. p. 15
You Can Draw : A Pumpkinseed Fish / Michelle Beidler. p. 16
Monthly Awards in 2019. p. 18
Nature Nugget : Adventures With the Swallows / Glen Ray Yoder. p. 19
Exploring Nature : Autumn. p. 20
The Heavens Declare God’s Glory / Morris Yoder. p. 22
In Our Skies / Shaphan Shank. p. 23
Learning by Doing : You Can Be an ATM / Ronald Stine. p. 24
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Hawks Word Search / Katherine Hawk. p. 26
End of the Trail : Money Monkey. p. 27

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Let’s Take A Hike : Eastern Screech-Owl (photo) p. 2
The Birders’ Trail : “One Thousand Wings” / Mary Ella Martin. p. 3
From the Editor’s Quill / Kevin Shank. p. 4
Scavenger Hunt. p. 4
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Shriek, Shrike, Before You Strike! / Emily J. Gingrich. p. 6
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My Story of the Red-tailed Hawks / Travis Sanders. p. 19
Our Visitor from Akaska Enroute to Africa / Emma Jane Witmer. p. 20
Nature Nugget : A Wren? Surely Not! / Jason Martin. p. 22
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Let’s Take A Hike : Trumpeter Swans (photo) p. 2
The Birders’ Trail : Fall Fallout / Joseph Whetsone. p. 3
From the Editor’s Quill / Kevin Shank. p. 4
Scavenger Hunt. p. 4
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Surprise Grosbeak Encounter / Silas Rassi. p. 6
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Creation magazine, October 2019, v41#4

Feedback. p. 4
Editorial : Refuting evolutionary agitprop / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 6
Focus : Creation news and views. p. 7
A painting ‘95 million years’ in the making? / Philip Robinson. p. 12
A new cancer treatment thanks to Darwin?—it actually speaks against Darwinism / Don Batten. p. 15
The wonderfully designed cell cycle / Matthew Cserhati and Lita Cosner. p. 16
The surprising ‘belwhal’ Philip Robinson. p. 19
How the rocks fit the Flood: Interview with Tim Clarey About his research career in Flood geology / Shaun Doyle. p. 20
Enoch: The man who walked with God / Lita Cosner. p. 24
Manta Ray might inspire new filter design / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 26
The Ostrich: A reminder of Creation and the Fall / Michael Eggleton. p. 28
Creation for Kids : How did dinosaurs survive the Flood? / Erin Hughes and Lita Cosner. p. 32
Shiny eyes in the rocks / Jonathan O’Brien. p. 36
A Chinese Camarasaurus / Philip Robinson. p. 38
The skeletons in evolutio’s closet: Interview with Christopher Rupe and Dr John Sanford, co-authors of ‘Contested Bones’ / Joel Tay. p. 40
The unique post-Flood Ice Age / Michael Oard. p. 44
Genetic entropy: The silent killer / Paul Price. p. 48
Dark matter search comes up empty / John Hartnett. p. 51
Literal days before the sun / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 52
Fish giving birth? / Philip Bell. p. 55
Hear bee, make nectar / David Catchpoole. p. 56

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Feedback . p. 4
Social Media Feedback. p. 4
Editorial: Everything is theological / Lita Cosner. p. 6
Focus—creation news and views. p. 7
How big were the dinosaurs, really? / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 12
How could Noah fit such huge animals on the Ark? p. 14
Baby fossil snake further frustrates evolution / Philip Bell. p. 15
Ethiopia’s ‘little Edens’: The dominion mandate in action / Lita Cosner. p. 16
Termites to the glory of God: Interview of termite expert, Dr Victor Meyer / Don Batten p. 18
Sick, suffering monsters and the eugenicists who created them / Lita Cosner. p. 22
Dinosaur footprint treasure trove found in Britain / Philip Robinson. p. 26
The Tapir / David Catchpoole. p. 28
Creation for Kids : Did dinosaur and man ever live together? / Erin Hughes and Lita Cosner. p. 32
Living out the faith in a Christless culture: Interview with Indian creationists Joy and Leela George / Scott Gillis. p. 36
The mysterious alien tablet: Delving into DNA’s mind-blowing, Multi-layered information system / Dominic Statham. p. 39
Tyrannosaur ‘walking with sharks’? How Hell Creek supports the Bible / Gavin Cox. p. 42
Ceres surprises / Jonathan O’Brien. p. 45
Fossils in a day? / Ron Neller. p. 46
Submarine canyons bigger than Grand Canyon: Carved as Noah’s Flood receded / Michael Oard. p. 48
Hagfish: Slimy superpower—‘ancient’ protective design / Philip Bell. p. 52
Comet Conundrum / Mark Harwood. p. 55
Zippy ‘Zonkey‘ / David Catchpoole. p. 56

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Creation magazine, April 2019, v41#2

Feedback p. 4
Facebook Feedback p. 5.
Editorial : Ask the Right Questions / Tas Walker. p. 6
Focus—Creation News and Views. p. 7
Unearthing Exciting Evidence for Creation. Interview with Vance Nelson / Gary Bates. p. 12
Fantastic Voyage From The Womb: The Amazing Changes in a Newbord Baby’s Circulation / Lainna Callentine. p. 16
Supercapacitor Electrode Design Inspired by Leaves on Branches / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 19
Sea Pens: ‘Extreme’ Livings Fossils Shout ‘After Their Kind’ / Don Battan. p. 20
Out of Africa on the Ropes: The Favoured Story of Human Evolution Is Now Struggling / Peter Line. p. 22
Do I Need to be an Apologist? / Lita Cosner. p. 26
The Octopus : Intelligent, Evolution-Defying Master of Camouflage / Davide Catchpool. p. 28
Creation for Kids : There Was No Age of Dinosaurs / Erin Hughes and Lita Cosner. p. 32
Where Was the Garden of Edge / Lita Cosner and Robert Carter. p. 36
Synchronized Dance of Dwarf Galaxies Stumps Big Bang Boffins / John Hartnett. p. 40
Diplodocoid Dino: Wrong Evolutionary Place and Time / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 41
The Best Is Yet to Come. Interview with Dr. Ed Knorr / Clarence Janzen. p. 42
The Blue Rose / Gordon Howard. p. 46
Water and Wind Gaps Carved During Late Flood Runoff / Michael Oard. p. 48
Antony van Leeuwenhoek: Discoverer of Bacteria and Refuter of Spontaneous Generation / Russell Grigg. p. 52
Electric Spider Flight / Philip Bell. 56

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