level: Introductory (1) [ order by level] A set of beliefs that the universe and everything in it was especially created from nothing by a supernatural being (there are many versions of creationism, depending on the religious beliefs of their proponents).
level: Basic (2) [ order by level] Religious belief claiming factual correctness of the Genesis account of Earth's creation by God in six days, and denying the slow evolution of species from one form to another.
The religious doctrine that all living things on Earth were created separately, in more or less their present form, by a supernatural creator, as stated in the Bible; the precise beliefs of different creationist groups vary widely. See separate creation.
1) general—the view that a creator brought the universe, its contents, and its inhabitants into being and into order from literally nothing (as opposed to the view that matter is either eternal or the result of a spontaneous self-creating process); 2) biblical—the view that the Creator is none other than the Creator-God whose nature and purpose in creation and history is revealed in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures (the Bible), including His initial acts of creation as indicated in a straightforward reading of the Creation Week account in Genesis and corroborated in the balance of the Bible; 3) scientific—the view that empirical science is fully capable of corroborating either or both general and biblical creationism viewpoints (described above), and which serves as the basis for scientific endeavors with that end in mind.
Theory of the origin of the earth and species based on a literal interpretation of the biblical story presented in Genesis in which the world was created in six days some 6,000 years ago. ( learn more)