Mathematicians and their gods: interactions between mathematics and religious beliefs

To open a newspaper or turn on the television it would appear that science and religion are polar opposites - mutually exclusive bedfellows competing for hearts and minds. There is little indication of the rich interaction between religion and science throughout history, much of which continues toda...

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Contributors: Lawrence, Snezana (Editor) ; McCartney, Mark 1967-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford University Press 2015
Reviews:[Rezension von: Mathematicians and their gods], in: Historia mathematica : international journal of history of mathematics : a publication of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics of the Division of the History of Science of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, ISSN 0315-0860, ZDB-ID 188268-5 Bd. 45, Heft 3 (2018), Seite 300-302 (2018) (Howell, Russell W.)
Edition:1. ed.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Mathematics / Religion / History
Further subjects:B Religion and science
B Theism
B Mathematics Philosophy
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Summary:To open a newspaper or turn on the television it would appear that science and religion are polar opposites - mutually exclusive bedfellows competing for hearts and minds. There is little indication of the rich interaction between religion and science throughout history, much of which continues today. From ancient to modern times, mathematicians have played a key role in this interaction. This is a book on the relationship between mathematics and religious beliefs. It aims to show that, throughout scientific history, mathematics has been used to make sense of the 'big' questions of life, and theism is rich in both culture and character. Chapters cover a fascinating range of topics including the Sect of the Pythagoreans, Newton's views on the Apocalypse, Charles Dodgson's Anglican faith and Godel's proof of the existence of God.--
To open a newspaper or turn on the television it would appear that science and religion are polar opposites - mutually exclusive bedfellows competing for hearts and minds. There is little indication of the rich interaction between religion and science throughout history, much of which continues today. From ancient to modern times, mathematicians have played a key role in this interaction. This is a book on the relationship between mathematics and religious beliefs. It aims to show that, throughout scientific history, mathematics has been used to make sense of the 'big' questions of life, and theism is rich in both culture and character. Chapters cover a fascinating range of topics including the Sect of the Pythagoreans, Newton's views on the Apocalypse, Charles Dodgson's Anglican faith and Godel's proof of the existence of God.--
ISBN:0198703058