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Numbers, Ronald L.

Works: 112 works in 443 publications in 3 languages and 26,747 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, win, Contributor
Classifications: BS651, 261.55
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Most widely held works about Ronald L Numbers
Most widely held works by Ronald L Numbers
The creationists by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 2,547 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 roots in the theologies of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Adventists, and other religious groups. Even more remarkable than Numbers's story of today's widespread rejection of the theory of evolution is the dramatic shift from acceptance of the earth's antiquity to the insistence of present-day scientific creationists that most fossils date back to Noah's flood and its aftermath, and that the earth itself is not more than ten thousand years old. Numbers traces the evolution of scientific creationism and shows how the creationist movement challenges the very meaning of science
Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,464 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
Sickness and health in America : readings in the history of medicine and public health by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 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 )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring and curing : health and medicine in the Western religious traditions( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,000 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
Prophetess of health : a study of Ellen G. White by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 949 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
Darwinism comes to America by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When science & Christianity meet( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 892 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 Disappointed : Millerism and Millenarianism in the nineteenth century( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion and science debate : why does it continue? by Harold W Attridge( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 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
Newton's apple and other myths about science by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 598 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, "
Creation by natural law : Laplace's nebular hypothesis in American thought by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief in the divine origin of the universe began to wane most markedly in the nineteenth century, when scientific accounts of creation by natural law arose to challenge traditional religious doctrines. Most of the credit - or blame - for the victory of naturalism has generally gone to Charles Darwin and the biologists who formulated theories of organic evolution. Darwinism undoubtedly played the major role, but the supporting parts played by naturalistic cosmogonies should also be acknowledged. Chief among these was the nebular hypothesis proposed by Pierre Simon Laplace in 1796, which explained the origin of the solar system as a natural development over extended periods of time. Ronald Numbers focuses on Laplace's theory as it affected American scientific thought. he first traces the history of Laplace's cosmogony chronologically, from its European inception to its demise about 1900. the last three chapters explore some of the theological and scientific consequences resulting from the acceptance of this cosmogony. Most significant was the change in the status of supernatural doctrine. When the nebular hypothesis lost credence at the end of the nineteenth century, those who had before tried to accommodate natural theory with supernatural doctrine no longer felt compelled to do so when faced with succeeding theories. The nebular hypothesis, it seems, had established natural law in the heavens
Medicine without doctors : home health care in American history( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disseminating Darwinism : the role of place, race, religion and gender by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 560 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
The Cambridge history of science( Book )

in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This volume offers to general and specialist readers alike the fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century, exploring the implications of the 'scientific revolution' of the previous century and the major new growth-points, particularly in the experimental sciences. It is designed to be read as both a narrative and an interpretation, and also used as a work of reference. While prime attention is paid to western science, space is also given to science in traditional cultures and colonial science. The coverage strikes a balance between analysis of the cognitive dimension of science itself and interpretation of its wider social, economic and cultural significance. The contributors, world leaders in their respective specialities, engage with current historiographical and methodological controversies and strike out on positions of their own
Biology and ideology from Descartes to Dawkins( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By investigating the past, the contributors to this book hope to better prepare us to discern ideological abuse of science when it occurs in the future. Alexander and Numbers bring together 14 experts to examine the varied ways science has been used and abused for nonscientific purposes from the 15th century to the present day
Science and medicine in the Old South( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and religion around the world( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 406 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
Science and Christianity in pulpit and pew by Ronald L Numbers( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays address broad topics such as the popularization of scientific ideas, secularization and the development of the naturalistic worldview
Creationism in Europe by Hans Henrik Hjermitslev( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion
Alternative Names
Numbers, Ronald

Ronald Numbers Amerikaans historicus

Ronald Numbers US-amerikanischer Historiker

רונלד נמברס

넘버스, 로널드 L

ナンバーズ, R. L

English (239)

Italian (3)

Swedish (1)

Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religionSickness and health in America : readings in the history of medicine and public healthGod and nature : historical essays on the encounter between Christianity and scienceCaring and curing : health and medicine in the Western religious traditionsProphetess of health : a study of Ellen G. WhiteDarwinism comes to AmericaWhen science & Christianity meetThe Disappointed : Millerism and Millenarianism in the nineteenth century