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Ronald L. Numbers Memorial Service at Loma Linda University Church

Ronald L. Numbers’s life will be celebrated on September 2 at 4 p.m. (Pacific Time) at Loma Linda University Church. The service will also be livestreamed.

For those wishing to linger after the service, visit among themselves, and offer informal remarks on their relation to Numbers, there will be a light supper at the church.

Numbers, a leading American scholar in the history of religion and science whose 1976 book Prophetess of Health challenged the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s belief in Ellen G. White’s work, died on July 24. He was 81. A great raconteur who uniquely contributed to the upper echelons of both religion and science historiography, he served as a president of both the American Society of Church History and the History of Science Society.

Spectrum’s full obituary for Numbers can be found here:


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