Ark Encounter

The Making of a Creationist Theme Park

Author: James S. Bielo

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479842796

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Behind the scenes at a creationist theme park with a mission to convert visitors through entertainment Opened to the public in July 2016, Ark Encounter is a creationist theme park in Kentucky. The park features an all-timber re-creation of Noah's ark, built full scale to creationist specifications drawn from the text of Genesis, as well as exhibits that imagine the Bible’s account of life before the flood. More than merely religious spectacle, Ark Encounter offers important insights about the relationship between religion and entertainment, religious publicity and creativity, and fundamentalist Christian claims to the public sphere. James S. Bielo examines these themes, drawing on his unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Ark Encounter creative team during the initial design of the park. This unique anthropological perspective shows creationists outside church contexts, and reveals their extraordinary effort to materialize a controversial worldview for the general public. Taking readers from inside the park’s planning rooms to other fundamentalist projects and diverse Christian tourist attractions, Bielo illuminates how creationist cultural producers seek to reach both their constituents and the larger culture. The “making of” this creationist theme park, Bielo argues, allows us to understand how fundamentalist culture is produced, and how entertainment and creative labor are used to legitimize creationism. Through intriguing and surprising observations, Ark Encounter challenges readers to engage with the power of entertainment and to seriously grapple with creationist ambitions for authority. For believers and non-believers alike, this book is an invaluable glimpse into the complicated web of religious entertainment and cultural production.
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Journey Through the Ark Encounter

Author: Answers in Genesis

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1683440129

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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Step back in time and explore one of the best-known biblical events at the Ark Encounter! Be transported back in time to meet Noah and his seven other family members, who lived aboard the Ark and cared for all the animals during the Flood. See what their living quarters may have looked like, what they could have brought on board, and even what kinds of clothing they wore. At 510 feet long, 51 feet high, and 85 feet wide, Noah’s Ark stretched an American football field and a half long. The Ark built in Kentucky is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. It is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world class exhibits. Whether or not you have visited the Ark Encounter, this book will guide you step-by-step through this faith-affirming wonder. Many of the animals that lived during Noah’s lifetime didn’t look much like the animals we see today. Prepare to have your expectations challenged by a host of incredibly lifelike sculpted animals, along with exotic live animals from around the world in Ararat Ridge Zoo. Plus, you’ll learn how Noah could have cared for all the animals and how the Ark was big enough to fit them all on board. See what is being called the “eighth wonder of the world.” Over 300,000 visitors from around the world have visited the Ark since its opening in July of 2016Words used to describe the Ark Encounter: Huge! Impressive! Bigger than imagined! Breathtaking! Beautiful! Amazing!Have you ever seen a thylacosmilid, entelodont, or chalicothere? These are just a few of the unfamiliar animals you can see and learn about in the Ark!
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Building of the Ark Encounter

By Faith the Ark was Built

Author: N.A

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890519315

Category: Travel

Page: 88

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See the vision of this full-sized, all-wood ark come together, dream by beam Located in Williamstown, Kentucky, the Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on the Ark and the Flood as presented in the Book of Genesis. View the skills and techniques of the Amish craftsmen primarily responsible for the timber construction of this amazing structureDiscover the construction details of the largest timber-framed building in the world: 510 feet long; 85 feet wide; 51 feet high based on the Bible’s dimensions (300 cubits long; 50 cubits wide; 30 cubits high) and using the Hebrew long cubit of 20.4 inchesLearn fascinating facts that include how the 3.3 million board feet of wood used could be laid out from Kentucky to Philadelphia, over 600 miles! The project is an engineering masterpiece gathering some of the most skilled craftsman and contractors in the country. It presents the world with a reminder of the Bible’s account of the Ark. Here are the details of how it all came together!
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Storytelling the Bible at the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, and the Museum of the Bible

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN: 9780567687135

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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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.
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I'm a Believer: Postcards & Colored Pencils

Author: Master Books

Publisher: Master Books

ISBN: 9780890519745

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Share your faith in a beautiful way that will lift and inspire! Art so often inspires, and now you can combine your artwork and the truth of God's Word to lift up those you love. It is also a beautiful way to express your faith as a believer to your family and friends to encourage their faith as well. The kit contains all you need to create your own unique postcards to help you communicate your personal ark experience to others. The instructional booklet includes ideas to help give guidance to artists of all skill levels.
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An Encounter with Noah's Ark Coloring Book

Author: Answers in Genesis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890519349

Category:

Page: N.A

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The hottest trend in publishing now comes with a Christian theme of Noah's Ark! [[Vivid, detailed images from the original sketches of the Ark Encounter [[Coloring pages that inspire the soul and create perfect points of biblical discussion [[Brief text descriptions reveal deeper insights into historic aspects of shipbuilding, life on board during the journey, and more! Consistently ending up on the bestseller charts this year, adult coloring books have taken publishing by storm, including the Christian market. Perfect as stress relievers, now these books can also be a simple and relaxing way to engage Scripture and spend quiet time reflecting on your faith. The exciting new Ark Encounter is the focus of this coloring book as it includes many of the actual sketches used for the design of rooms and exhibits for this amazing structure. See Noah's wood shop, the library, the blacksmith shop, animal areas, and lots more!
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Ark Signs

That Teach a Flood of Answers

Author: N.A

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1683440684

Category: History

Page: 112

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The Ark Encounter in Kentucky is not just a huge replica of Noah’s Ark – it’s a powerful teaching tool that answers many questions related to biblical history. For those who have walked along its decks and viewed the detailed exhibits, a wealth of information is revealed to strengthen their faith. This book is both a wonderful memento of your trip to the Ark Encounter and a photographic collection of all of the informative, educational signs and posters at the exhibit. What can be learned about the earth’s transformation after the Flood, and the rise of Babel?How did the Ark’s design help with lighting and ventilation on the ship?What ancient technologies helped eight people care for thousands of animal kinds? From the unusual to the practical, these answers help dispel the doubt and confusion related to the Book of Genesis and the story of one faithful man who would build a ship that survived a worldwide judgment, changing the very face of our world.
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Inside Noah's Ark

Why It Worked

Author: Laura Welch

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890519323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

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The new Ark Encounter represents more than just a giant wooden ship — it reveals important details on how the systems within the Ark could have worked! Refuting the most common arguments against the viability of the Ark, we learn how ancient knowledge of bamboo pipes, cisterns, gears, ropes and pulleys, animal-powered machines, and more show how the ship was not just seaworthy, but an actual working vessel. The book also explores how a crew of just eight people could have housed, fed, and watered all of the representatives of the animal kinds. In this book you will learn: How critical issues of fresh water and waste removal might have been solvedLabor-saving minimal designs to aid in the care of the animal kindsHistorical efforts to determine feasible details of the Ark and its journey. What details are actually revealed in the Bible concerning Noah’s Ark? What do we know of the pre-Flood world? Did the skills exist during Noah’s time for a boat like the Ark to be built? Discover the answers to these and many other questions about one of the most amazing accounts in history, and realize God’s Word regarding the history of God’s world is true!
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God and Government

Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom Of Conscience

Author: Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633880257

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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A central player in every major church-state-separation battle for decades, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn understands the complexities of this divisive issue like few others. As a long-time activist, a civil rights lawyer, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he offers a unique perspective and a wealth of experience on church-state controversies. In this lively book, he has compiled his writings from various sources to explore in depth the many ways religious extremists have attempted to erode individual liberties. The topics range from publicly-promoted prayer to efforts to undermine public education and replace it with taxpayer-subsidized vouchers for religious schools, interfering with end-of-life and reproductive rights, censorship, and belligerence directed against nonbelievers and minorities. Lynn concludes that the ultimate goal of these extremist forces—consisting mainly of the Protestant Religious Right and the Roman Catholic hierarchy—is the creation of a corporate theocracy, a decidedly undemocratic system of government in which nonconservative Christians, along with humanist, feminists, and the LGBTQ community, are relegated to second-class status in America.
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How to Have Impossible Conversations

A Very Practical Guide

Author: Peter Boghossian,James Lindsay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 073828534X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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"This is a self-help book on how to argue effectively, conciliate, and gently persuade. The authors admit to getting it wrong in their own past conversations. One by one, I recognize the same mistakes in me. The world would be a better place if everyone read this book." -- Richard Dawkins, author of Science in the Soul and Outgrowing God In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall -- or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a stubborn relative -- dialogue shuts down when perspectives clash. Heated debates often lead to insults and shaming, blocking any possibility of productive discourse. Everyone seems to be on a hair trigger. In How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay guide you through the straightforward, practical, conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation -- whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control. Boghossian and Lindsay teach the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds. They cover everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques to deal with hardliners and extremists. This book is the manual everyone needs to foster a climate of civility, connection, and empathy.
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