Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith: A Review

I previously posted a short review of the book Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith.

The full review is now available through the journal Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith.

Read the Review Here

 

The book Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith is available now! Order your copy here.

Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith

Do mathematical concepts point beyond themselves to a higher reality? Can the idea of chance be reconciled with God’s sovereignty? How do we account for mathematics being so effective in describing the world? How does giving people the capacity to do mathematics fit into God’s purposes for humanity?

These are just a few of the questions tackled by the latest installment in the “Through the Eyes of Faith” series.

The book Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith is available now! Order your copy here.

I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of this work at the ACMS 2011 conference. I have a full review pending with Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, so I will wait to post that here. But here is my short review: this is almost everything I would ever want to see in a book on mathematics and Christian faith. I strongly (strongly) recommend it to anyone interested in this topic.

UPDATE: Here is a link to the full review.

So go get a copy. I would love to hear what you think about it.

The Prelude (Warning: Literature Content)

I promised at the onset of this website that I would provide content for people who classify themselves as mathematically-challenged. So I’ll take a break from the discussion of mathematics and process theology to give you an excerpt from William Wordsworth’s poem The Prelude. Also, I’m extremely busy this week and it is easy to cut and paste a blog post. So we’ll return to “math in process” next week.

Long time in search of knowledge did I range
The field of human life, in heart and mind
Benighted; but, the dawn beginning now
To re-appear, ’twas proved that not in vain
I had been taught to reverence a Power
That is the visible quality and shape
And image of right reason; that matures
Her processes by steadfast laws; gives birth
To no impatient or fallacious hopes,
No heat of passion or excessive zeal,
No vain conceits; provokes to no quick turns
Of self-applauding intellect; but trains
To meekness, and exalts by humble faith;
Holds up before the mind intoxicate
With present objects, and the busy dance
Of things that pass away, a temperate show
Of objects that endure