Ronald Numbers (1942-2023)

It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing of Ronald Numbers, one of today’s most influential historians of science.

Ron in Athens with friends and colleagues from Project SOW

Ronald Numbers was one of the inspiring figures behind Project Science and Orthodoxy around the World, a title influenced by a book edited by him and John Hedley Brooke. He has been a member of the project’s scientific committee since 2016, and for the past three years, he chaired, together with Kostas Tampakis, the project’s group on the history of the relationship between science and Orthodox Christianity.

See also the obituary of Ronald Numbers

The following interview was conducted for Project SOW in 2017. In this enthralling encounter, in addition to discussing his views on the various aspects of the relationship between science and religion, Ron Numbers reflects on what inspired him to work on the topic that made him renowned throughout the world.



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