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by Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger, Jr.


What does the popularity of the Creation Museum tell us about the appeal of the Christian right?


May 2016


 Advance Praise/Blurbs

“A detailed account and analysis of the displays and layout of the museum illustrate its power to support Christians living in a culture that rejects their beliefs. The authors argue that the museum helps shape and prepare conservatives to be aggressive and uncompromising cultural warriors. This fascinating and detailed analysis will be of great interest to academics in both the humanities and the social sciences.” 

-- Library Journal


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- Press release

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- High res author photos - William and Susan

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- Q&A



- Images from the book 1, 2, 3

- Table of Contents

- Excerpt


Media Coverage

- GQ

- Times Higher Education/Book of the Week

- WLWT TV/Cincinnati

- Radio West/KUER

- New York Times

- Los Angeles Times book review

- Huffington Post

- Open Letters Review

Anthropology Review Database

Amazon reviews

- JHUP Blog post

- excerpt

- Lancaster News

- Religion News Service

- Religion in American History

- Religion & Politics


Upcoming Events

"Sacred Rhetoric Turned Into Culture War at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter," Sacred Rhetoric Conference, Winebrenner Seminary, Findlay OH, May 31 (conference: May 31-June 02)


"Righting America at the Creation Museum" (tentative title), American Atheists' National Conference, North Charleston Marriott, North Charleston SC, August 19-21 (date of presentation not set)


"Feminist Rhetoric and the Hegemonic Struggle of Patriarchal Fundamentalism," Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, University of Dayton, Dayton OH, October 4-7 (date of presentation not set)


"Museums and the Public Understanding of Religion: Sacred Art, History, and Science on Display," American Academy of Religion, Boston MA, November 18 (conference: November 18-21)


"Ark Encounter and Creation Museum: Political Enterprises in the Guise of Christian Apologetics," American Society of Church History, Washington DC, January 4-7 (date of presentation not set)


Author bios

Susan L. Trollinger is an associate professor of English at the University of Dayton. She is the author of Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia.

William Vance Trollinger, Jr. , is a professor of history at the University of Dayton. He is the author of God’s Empire: William Bell Riley and Midwestern Fundamentalism.


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