Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
- 02 Aug 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- Figures; Illustrations, black and white
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12 Nov 2002
02 Aug 2011
Back cover copy
With respect for the history and ever-changing applications of mathematicalprinciples, James Bradley and Russell Howell, along with a team of fellowscholars, invite readers to consider the rich intersection of mathematics andChristian belief. Citizens of the twenty-first century generally believe that mathematics is all about numbers and formulas, with no religious significance--an attitude that belies the faith-based work of thinkers from Plato to Newton.It is time to reawaken our sensitivity to the vital spiritual matters raised bythe study of mathematics, a discipline that demands profound thought andhelps us understand the beauty and the order of our physical world.
Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith explores questions such as:
What is the relationship between chance and divine providence?
Do concepts like infinity point beyond themselves to a higher reality?
Is mathematics discovered or invented, and why is it effective in the sciences?
This comprehensive work, one in a series of cosponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, is designed to help students and teachers understand how mathematics has evolved and how the interplay of mathematics and Christian belief can enrich the study of both.