Historical Persons and Works

Articles on the History of Mathematics and Theology:

“The Historical Shaping of the Foundations of Mathematics,” by Robert Brabenec

“Theology and Mathematics – Key Themes and Central Historical Figures,” by James Bradley

Important Historical Persons and Works:

Saint Augustine (354-430)

“Augustine’s Mathematical Realism,” by Paul Zwier

“An Augustinian Perspective on the Philosophy of Mathematics,” by James Bradley

Works of St. Augustine available at the Christian Classics Library

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

“The Heavens and the Scriptures in the Eyes of Johannes Kepler,” by Dale McIntyre

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

“Blaise Pascal – Mathematician, Mystic, Disciple,” by Tim Rogalsky

Read Pensees for free here

Bishop George Berkeley (1685-1753)

The Analyst. Subtitled: A Discourse Addressed to an Infidel Mathematician. Wherein it is Examined whether the Objects, Principles, and Inferences of the modern analysis are more distinctly conceived, or more evidently deduced, than Religious Mysteries and Points of Faith.

Leonhard Euler (1707-1783)

“The God-Fearing Life of Leonhard Euler,” by Dale McIntyre

Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926)

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Free on iTunes)

“The Fourth Dimension and the Theology of Edwin Abbott Abbott,” by Thomas Banchoff

Georg Cantor (1845-1918)

“Georg Cantor and the Battle for Transfinite Set Theory,” by Joseph Dauben

Christian Mathematicians (Series by Steve Bishop)


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