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  • Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pewby Ronald L. Numbers

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 24.99

    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 cliches of conflict and harmony to explore the tangled web of historical interactions... more...

  • When Science and Christianity Meetby David C. Lindberg; Ronald L. Numbers

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    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.   Among the events treated in When Science and... more...

  • Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkinsby Denis R. Alexander; Ronald L. Numbers

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    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. By investigating the past,... more...

  • Science and Religion Around the Worldby John Headley Brooke; Ronald L. Numbers

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 22.99

    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... more...

  • Wrestling with Natureby Peter Harrison; Ronald L. Numbers; Michael H. Shank

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    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... more...

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