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The Creationists

by Ronald L. Numbers
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. 606 pages.

Republished in 2006 with additional chapters on the global spread of creationism and the advent of the "intelligent design" movement, Ronald L. Numbers's monumental study remains the preeminent work on the history of creationism, respected by people on both sides of the dispute. "For those interested in the background of the modern revival of creationism, whether evolutionists or creationists," wrote Henry M. Morris, "this book is a rich mine of information and historical insights." And Elliott Sober comments, "Those who wish to understand current opposition to Darwinism, and the larger question of how science and religion interact, must read this book."