Luke Tyler wrote:Interesting. I knew that there was a lot of philosophical baggage tied up with calvinism, but not that creationists over here come from that particular "biblical camp". We go to a small local evangelical, one of whom a geologist and close friend of dad's (not a YEC, of course.)
We did the research on this a few years back and fund that creationism in the UK was dominated by four sects/denominations:
Independent evangelical churches (many were Calvinist and were originall English Presbyterian churches).
Baptist (mostly non-Baptist Union).
It was almost entirely absent from the Methodist movement and totally absent in the Roman Catholic Church. There was a spattering of Anglican creationist churches and a few Bapatist Union churches so, in effect, it was not a mainstream religious belief. (Those are the four largest denominations in Britain).
We also found creationism in the SDAs, the JWs and Messianic churches but these are very small denominations in the UK.