Meaning of creationism
Pronunciation: (krē-ā'shu-niz"um), [key]
- the doctrine that matter and all things were created, substantially as they now exist, by an omnipotent Creator, and not gradually evolved or developed.
- (sometimes cap.) the doctrine that the true story of the creation of the universe is as it is recounted in the Bible, esp. in the first chapter of Genesis.
- the doctrine that God immediately creates out of nothing a new human soul for each individual born. Cf. traducianism.
- creationism (Thesaurus)