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Ideas at the Intersection of Mathematics, Philosophy, and Theology

  • By Carlos R. Bovell
Description: How do mathematics, philosophy, and theology intersect? In Ideas at the Intersection of Mathematics, Philosophy, and Theology, Carlos Bovell proposes a wide range of possibilities. In a series of eleven thought-provoking essays, the author explores such topics as the place of mathematics in the work of Husserl and Heidegger, the importance of infinity for the Christian conception of God, and the impact of Godel's Theorem on the Westminster Confession of Faith. This book will appeal to readers with backgrounds in mathematics, philosophy, and theology and can be used in core, interdisciplinary modules that contain a math component. Endorsements: ""The great scientists of the scientific revolution--Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, and Leibniz--thought deeply about the relationship between the mathematical structure of the physical world and its Creator. Since the Enlightenment, however, this relationship has been widely neglected. In this collection of essays, Bovell draws on many sources in contemporary philosophy, theology, and mathematics to provide a fresh addition to the literature on this important topic."" --James Bradley, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Calvin College ""Bovell's training in mathematics, theology, and philosophy is evident in each chapter of this book. He manages to draw interesting and nontrivial connections between these disciplines in unique ways. . . . Regardless of whether one agrees with the claims made, those interested in interdisciplinary questions will want to give serious attention to the issues Bovell addresses."" --Russell Howell, Professor of Mathematics, Westmont College ""Bovell has thought deeply about the challenges for integrating Christian faith and mathematics. He gives caution and shows specific, mathematical content where such integration may be exceptionally fruitful. This is a scholarly book that will be a great resource to Christian teachers of mathematics. If you want to integrate your faith with the mathematics you teach, this book will help you know where to begin."" --Jonathan Zderad, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Northwestern College About the Contributor(s): Carlos R. Bovell is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto. His other books include Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals, By Good and Necessary Consequence: A Preliminary Genealogy of Biblicist Foundationalism, Rehabilitating Inerrancy in a Culture of Fear, and (editor) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture."

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781608999736
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781608999736
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2012
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Carlos R. Bovell
    • Page Count: 132
    • Weight: 0.52 pounds
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