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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.
cre·a′tion·ist adj. & n.
1. (Theology) the belief that God brings individual human souls into existence at conception or birth. Compare traducianism
2. (Theology) the doctrine that ascribes the origins of all things to God's acts of creation rather than to evolution
cre•a•tion•ism(kriˈeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm)
1. the doctrine that the true story of the creation of the universe is recounted in the Bible.
2. the doctrine that God creates out of nothing a new human soul for each individual born.
cre•a′tion•ist, n., adj.
a doctrine that God creates a new soul for every human being bon. Cf. metempsychosis. — creationist, n. — creationistic, adj.See also: Soul
the belief concerning the creation by a transcendant God of the universe, matter, and living organisms out of nothing. — creationist, n.See also: Cosmology
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|Noun||1.||creationism - the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis; "creationism denies the theory of evolution of species"|
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
creation science - an effort to give scientific support for the truth of the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis