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Numbers, Ronald L.

Works: 124 works in 505 publications in 2 languages and 31,087 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Publishing director, Contributor, win
Classifications: BS651, 261.55
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Most widely held works about Ronald L Numbers
Most widely held works by Ronald L Numbers
Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion by Ronald L Numbers( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald Numbers has recruited the leading scholars in this new history of science to puncture the myths, from Galileo's incarceration to Darwin's deathbed conversion to Einstein's belief in a personal God who "didn't play dice with the universe." The picture of science and religion at each other's throats persists in mainstream media and scholarly journals, but each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths. --from publisher description
The religion and science debate : why does it continue? by Harold W Attridge( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-one years after America witnessed the Scopes trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools, the debate between science and religion continues. In this book scholars from a variety of disciplines - sociology, history, science, and theology - provide new insights into the contemporary dialogue as well as some perspective suggestions for delineating the responsibilities of both the scientific and religious spheres. Why does the tension between science and religion continue? How have those tensions changed during the past one hundred years? How have those tensions impacted the public debate about so-called "intelligent design" as a scientific alternative to evolution? With wit and wisdom the authors address the conflict from its philosophical roots to its manifestations within American culture. In doing so, they take an important step toward creating a society that reconciles scientific inquiry with the human spirit. This book, which marks the one hundredth anniversary of The Terry Lecture Series, offers a unique perspective for anyone interested in the debate between science and religion in America
The Oxford companion to United States history by Paul S Boyer( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Companion to United States History covers everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American experience, its triumphs and heroes as well as its tragedies and darker moments
When science & Christianity meet by David C Lindberg( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have science and Christianity been locked in mortal combat for the past 2000 years? Or has their relationship been one of peaceful coexistence, encouragement, and support? Both opinions have been vigorously defended, widely disseminated, and hotly debated. And both have been rejected by knowledgeable historians as unacceptable oversimplifications of the historical reality. This book steps back from those debates, abandoning, for the present, the attempt to formulate or defend generalizations of such breadth and scope. Its authors believe that every encounter had its own peculiar shape and that each must be examined uniquely before broader attempts at generalization are likely to succeed. This book, in language accessible to the general reader, investigates twelve of the most notorious, most interesting, and most instructive cases, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity
The creationists by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-seven percent of the American people, according to a 1991 Gallup Poll, believe that God made man - as man is now - in a single act of creation, and within the last ten thousand years. Ronald L. Numbers chronicles the astonishing resurgence of this belief since the 1960s, as well as the creationist movement's tangled religious roots in the theologies of late-nineteenth - and early twentieth century Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Adventists, and other religious
Newton's apple and other myths about science by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edited by Ronald Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis, Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science debunks the widespread belief that science advances when individual geniuses experience 'Eureka!' moments and suddenly comprehend what those around them could never imagine. Science has always been a cooperative enterprise of dedicated, fallible human beings, for whom context, collaboration, and sheer good luck are the essential elements of discovery, "
Sickness and health in America : readings in the history of medicine and public health by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects scholarly essays on the history of various aspects of medical practice in the United States
God and nature : historical essays on the encounter between Christianity and science( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrestling with nature : from omens to science( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When and where did science begin? Historians have offered different answers to these questions, some pointing to Babylonian observational astronomy, some to the speculations of natural philosophers of ancient Greece. Others have opted for early modern Europe, which saw the triumph of Copernicanism and the birth of experimental science, while yet another view is that the appearance of science was postponed until the nineteenth century. Rather than posit a modern definition of science and search for evidence of it in the past, the contributors to Wrestling with Nature examine how students of nature themselves, in various cultures and periods of history, have understood and represented their work. The aim of each chapter is to explain the content, goals, methods, practices, and institutions associated with the investigation of nature and to articulate the strengths, limitations, and boundaries of these efforts from the perspective of the researchers themselves. With contributions from experts representing different historical periods and different disciplinary specializations, this volume offers a fresh perspective on the history of science and on what it meant, in other times and places, to wrestle with nature
Caring and curing : health and medicine in the Western religious traditions( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most religious traditions have a rich, if largely forgotten, heritage of involvement in medical issues of life, death, and health. Religious values influence our behavior and attitudes toward sickness, sexuality, and lifestyle, to say nothing of more controversial subjects such as abortion and euthanasia. The essays ... illuminate the history of health and medicine within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Bringing together 20 original articles by expert scholars in the fields of the history of religion and the history of medicine, Caring and Curing provides a fascinating and enlightening overview of how religious values have come to affect the practice of medicine and medical care"--Back cover
Creationism in Europe by Hans Henrik Hjermitslev( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and religion around the world by John Hedley Brooke( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion. But all too often the scholars writing it have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, with only passing reference to other traditions of both science and faith. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided and, in this pioneering effort to explore the historical relations of what we now call "science" and "religion," the authors go beyond the Abrahamic traditions to examine the way nature has been understood and manipulated in regions as diverse as ancient China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Science and Religion around the World also provides authoritative discussions of science in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- as well as an exploration of the relationship between science and the loss of religious beliefs. The narratives included in this book demonstrate the value of plural perspectives and of the importance of location for the construction and perception of science-religion relations
Darwinism comes to America by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1997, even as Pope John Paul II was conceding that evolution was "more than just a theory", local school boards and state legislatures were still wrangling over the teaching of origins—and nearly half of all Americans polled believed in the recent special creation of the first humans. Why do so many Americans still resist the ideas laid out by Darwin in On the Origin of Species? Focusing on crucial aspects of the history of Darwinism in America, Ronald Numbers gets to the heart of this question. Judiciously assessing the facts, Numbers refutes a host of widespread misconceptions: about the impact of Darwin's work on the religious ideas of scientists, about the character of the issues that exercised scientists of the immediate post-Darwin generation, about the Scopes trial of 1925 and its consequences for American schools, and about the regional and denominational distribution of pro- and anti-evolutionary sentiments. Displaying the expertise that has made Numbers one of the most respected historians of his generation, Darwinism Comes to America provides a much-needed historical perspective on today's quarrels about creationism and evolution—and illuminates the specifically American nature of this struggle
The creationists : from scientific creationism to intelligent design by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In light of the embattled status of evolutionary theory, particularly as 'intelligent design' makes headway against Darwinism in the schools and in the courts, this account of the roots of creationism assumes new relevence. This edition offers an overview of the arguments and figures at the heart of the debate
The Disappointed : Millerism and Millenarianism in the nineteenth century( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unto two thousand and three hundred days: then shall the sanctuary be cleansed."--Daniel 8:14. On the basis of this biblical prophecy, William Miller predicted the second coming of Christ and the end of the world "about the year 1843." Although this Second Advent failed to occur, Miller's proclamation began a millenarian movement which spread across much of America and later branched off into several distinctive religious movements, including the Seventh-day Adventists. Past research on the historical importance of Millerism has often been uncritical and apologetic. In this collection, Adventist and non-Adventist scholars alike explore Millerism from a variety of perspectives, each illuminating the place of this fascinating movement within American cultural and religious history in new and instructive ways"--Book jacket
Science and Christianity in pulpit and pew by Ronald L Numbers( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays address broad topics such as the popularization of scientific ideas, secularization and the development of the naturalistic worldview
Biology and ideology from Descartes to Dawkins( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of human history, the sciences, and biology in particular, have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering. By investigating the past, this book features contributors who hope to better prepare us to discern ideological abuse of science when it occurs in the future
Prophetess of health : a study of Ellen G. White by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian of science Ronald Numbers here examines one of the most influential, yet least examined, religious leaders in American history - Ellen G. White, the enigmatic visionary who founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Numbers scrutinizes While's life (1827-1915), from her teenage visions and testimonies to her extensive advice on health reform, which influenced the direction of Adventism."--Jacket
Disseminating Darwinism : the role of place, race, religion and gender by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This innovative collection of original essays focuses on the ways in which geography, gender, race, and religion influenced the reception of Darwinism in the English-speaking world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Essays spanning the world from Great Britain and North America to Australia and New Zealand explore the various meanings of Darwinism in these widely separated locales, while other chapters focus on the difference race, religion, and gender made in the debates over evolution."--Jacket
Medicine without doctors : home health care in American history( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford companion to United States history
The religion and science debate : why does it continue?The Oxford companion to United States historyWhen science & Christianity meetThe creationistsSickness and health in America : readings in the history of medicine and public healthGod and nature : historical essays on the encounter between Christianity and scienceWrestling with nature : from omens to scienceCaring and curing : health and medicine in the Western religious traditions
Alternative Names
Numbers, Ronald

Ronald Numbers Amerikaans historicus

Ronald Numbers historien

Ronald Numbers US-amerikanischer Historiker

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넘버스, 로널드 L

ナンバーズ, R. L

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