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Product Description: In America, as in Britain, the Victorian era enjoyed a long life, stretching from the 1830s to the 1910s. It marked the transition from a pre-modern to a modern way of life. Ellen Harmon White's life (1827-1915) spanned those years and then some, but the last three months of a single year, 1844, served as the pivot for everything else...read more
By Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780199373857 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, May 16, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: In America, as in Britain, the Victorian era enjoyed a long life, stretching from the 1830s to the 1910s.

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9780199373864 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 16, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In America, as in Britain, the Victorian era enjoyed a long life, stretching from the 1830s to the 1910s.

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Product Description: Religious pluralism has characterized America almost from its seventeenth-century inception, but the past half century or so has witnessed wholesale changes in the religious landscape, including a proliferation of new spiritualities, the emergence of widespread adherence to ''Asian'' traditions, and an evangelical Christian resurgence...read more
By Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780199931903 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, August 26, 2013, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Religious pluralism has characterized America almost from its seventeenth-century inception, but the past half century or so has witnessed wholesale changes in the religious landscape, including a proliferation of new spiritualities, the emergence of widespread adherence to ''Asian'' traditions, and an evangelical Christian resurgence.

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9780199931927 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 21, 2013, cover price $36.95

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Product Description: 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...read more
By John Headley Brooke (editor) and Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780195328196 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, January 14, 2011, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion.

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9780195328202 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 14, 2011, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion.

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Product Description: If we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion, Ronald Numbers suggests that we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded too long as historical truths...read more
By Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780674033276 | 1 edition (Harvard Univ Pr, March 31, 2009), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: If we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion, Ronald Numbers suggests that we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded too long as historical truths.

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Product Description: Over the course of human history, the sciences, and biology in particular, have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering. For example, biology has been used to justify eugenic programs, forced sterilization, human experimentation, and death camps—all in an attempt to support notions of racial superiority...read more
By Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780226608402 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 15, 2010, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Over the course of human history, the sciences, and biology in particular, have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering.

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9780226608419 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 15, 2010, cover price $43.00 | About this edition: Over the course of human history, the sciences, and biology in particular, have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering.

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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.
By Harold W. Attridge (editor), Kenneth R. Miller (contributor), Ronald L. Numbers (contributor), Alvin Plantinga (contributor) and Keith Thomson (introduced by)

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9780300152982 | Yale Univ Pr, September 1, 2009, cover price $45.00

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9780300152999 | Yale Univ Pr, September 1, 2009, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Eighty-one years after America witnessed the Scopes trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools, the debate between science and religion continues.

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Product Description: This book, in language accessible to the general reader, investigates twelve of the most notorious, most interesting, and most instructive episodes involving the interaction between science and Christianity, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity...read more
By David C. Lindberg (editor) and Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780226482149 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 29, 2003, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Surveying the period that stretches between Galileo and the present, the author traces the often gray boundary between science and Christianity, revealing religion to be a less-than-total enemy of science in twelve fascinating case studies that reveal the complexities of this issue.

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9780226482163 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, September 1, 2008), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: This book, in language accessible to the general reader, investigates twelve of the most notorious, most interesting, and most instructive episodes involving the interaction between science and Christianity, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity.

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Product Description: Respected 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...read more

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9780802803955 | 3 edition (Eerdmans Pub Co, July 2, 2008), cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Respected historian of science Ronald Numbers here examines one of the most influential, yet least examined, religious leaders in American history -- Ellen G.

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As past president of both the History of Science Society and the American Society of Church History, Ronald L. Numbers is uniquely qualified to assess the historical relations between science and Christianity. In this collection of his most recent essays, he moves beyond the clichés of conflict and harmony to explore the tangled web of historical interactions involving scientific and religious beliefs. In his lead essay he offers an unprecedented overview of the history of science and Christianity from the perspective of the ordinary people who filled the pews of churchesor loitered around outside. Unlike the elite scientists and theologians on whom most historians have focused, these vulgar Christians cared little about the discoveries of Copernicus, Newton, and Einstein. Instead, they worried about the causes of the diseases and disasters that directly affected their lives and about scientists preposterous attempts to trace human ancestry back to apes. Far from dismissing opinion-makers in the pulpit, Numbers closely looks at two the most influential Protestant theologians in nineteenth-century America: Charles Hodge and William Henry Green. Hodge, after decades of struggling to harmonize Gods two revelationsin nature and in the Biblein the end famously described Darwinism as atheism. Green, on the basis of his careful biblical studies, concluded that Ussher's chronology was unreliable, thus opening the door for Christian anthropologists to accommodate the subsequent discovery of human antiquity. In Science without God Numbers traces the millennia-long history of so-called methodological naturalism, the commitment to explaining the natural world without appeals to the supernatural. By the early nineteenth century this practice was becoming the defining characteristic of science; in the late twentieth century it became the central point of attack in the audacious attempt of intelligent designers to redefine science. Numbers ends his reassessment by arguing that although science has markedly changed the world we live in, it has contributed less to secularizing it than many have claimed. Taken together, these accessible and authoritative essays form a perfect introduction to Christian attitudes towards science since the 17th century.

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9780195320374 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, September 10, 2007, cover price $145.00

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9780195320381 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 10, 2007, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: As past president of both the History of Science Society and the American Society of Church History, Ronald L.

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521620710 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 1, 2000, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: 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.

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9780521011051 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2001, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: 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.

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With more than 1,400 entries written by 900 historians, this sweeping history of the U.S. covers social, cultural, intellectual, artistic, and religious trends across three hundred years. (view table of contents)
By Paul S. Boyer (editor), Melvyn Dubofsky (editor), Eric H. Monkkonen (editor), Ronald L. Numbers (editor) and David M. Oshinsky (editor)

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9780195082098 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Provides more than 1400 entries covering the social, cultural, intellectual, artistic, and religious trends of the United States over the past three hundred years.

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780674193116 | Harvard Univ Pr, September 1, 1998, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780674193123 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 15, 1998, cover price $34.50 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Darrel W. Amundsen (editor) and Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780801857966 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 18, 1997), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Most religious traditions have a rich, if largely forgotten, heritage of involvement in medical issues of life, death, and health.

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Product Description: An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition. Extensively revised and updated, it includes twenty-one new essays; graphs illustrating the rise in deaths caused by HIV, homicide, and suicide; and a greatly expanded Guide to Further Reading...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Judith Walzer Leavitt (editor) and Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780299153205 | 3 rev sub edition (Univ of Wisconsin Pr, May 1, 1997), cover price $65.00 | About this edition: An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition.

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9780299153243 | 3 revised edition (Univ of Wisconsin Pr, May 1, 1997), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition.

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This collection of sixteen essays on the history of science in America ranges chronologically from the early nineteenth century to the present. The essays reflect the ever-broadening scope of the discipline: from the pursuit of science in elite academic, industrial, and governmental settings to science at home and in the movies. Such timely issues as women and science, the ethics of science, and the bomb are examined.Contributions include Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, "Parlors, Primers, and Public Schooling: Education for Science in Nineteenth-Century America;" Margaret Rossiter, "'Women's Work' in Science, 1880-1910;" Philip J. Pauly, "The Development of High School Biology: New York City, 1900-1925;" Susan E. Lederer, "Political Animals: The Shaping of Biomedical Research Literature in Twentieth-Century America;" Stanley Goldberg, "Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb;" Daniel J. Kevles, "The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science: The Endless Frontier;" David A. Hollinger, "Science as a Weapon in Kulturkämpfe in the United States During and After World War II;" and others.These essays originally were published in Isis, a publication of the History of Science Society.
By Ronald L. Numbers (editor) and Charles E. Rosenberg (editor)

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9780226608372 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 2, 1996, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This collection of sixteen essays on the history of science in America ranges chronologically from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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9780030244087, titled "Financial Institutions, Investments, and Management: An Introduction : Study Guide and Workbook" | South-Western Pub, August 1, 1997, cover price $39.95 | also contains Financial Institutions, Investments, and Management: An Introduction : Study Guide and Workbook
9780226608389 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1996, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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9780815318040 | Routledge, May 1, 1995, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: First published in 1995.

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Product Description: First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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9780815318088 | Routledge, April 1, 1995, cover price $275.00 | About this edition: First published in 1995.

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Product Description: First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
By Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780815318101 | Routledge, April 1, 1995, cover price $230.00 | About this edition: First published in 1995.

By Ronald L. Numbers (editor)

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9780815318033 | Taylor & Francis, March 1, 1995, cover price $108.00

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Traces the history of the scientific creationism movement, explaining the beliefs of recent creationists and surveying the scientific and religious responses to evolutionary theory (view table of contents)

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9780679401049 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 1, 1992, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Traces the history of the scientific creationism movement, explaining the beliefs of recent creationists and surveying the scientific and religious responses to evolutionary theory

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9780520083936 | Univ of California Pr, September 1, 1993, cover price $19.95

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Addresses the recent societal changes occurring in the areas of race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy, the Internet, privacy, and epidemiology.

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9780028648507, titled "Encyclopedia of Sociology" | Macmillan Library Reference, December 1, 2001, cover price $110.00 | also contains Encyclopedia of Sociology | About this edition: Addresses the recent societal changes occurring in the areas of race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy, the Internet, privacy, and epidemiology.

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9780870497933 | 2 sub edition (Univ of Tennessee Pr, July 1, 1993), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Based on prediction of the second coming of Christ and the end of the world "about the year 1843.

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