## Mathematics: Professional associations and faith groups

## Mathematics: Syllabi

- Theological Perspectives on the Science of Economics. Paul Oslington, University of New South Wales/Australian Defence Force Academy
- Relating Theology and the Natural Sciences to Contemporary Issues. Dr. J Schaefer. Marquette University

## Mathematics: Journals

## Mathematics: Articles

- “The Role of Mathematics in the Science and Religion Discussion” by P. Douglas Kindschi. Paper prepared for “Science and Religion: Global Perspectives” June 4-8, 2005.(.pdf)
- June 4-8, 2005, in Philadelphia, PA, USA, a program of the Metanexus Institute
- “Math: Gift from God or Work of Man? Mathematics, Religion and Evolution in School Curricula” by John Allen Paulos
- “Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith” by Daniel J. Cohen and Tony Crilly. Victorian Studies, Winter 2008, Vol. 50, No. 2, Pages 336-337.
- Perlovsky, Leonid I. “Science and Religion: Scientific Understanding and Mathematical Modeling of Emotions of the Spiritually Sublime(.pdf).”
- “The Banach-Tarski paradox or what mathematics and religion have in common” by Volker Runde, 2002.
- Seneta, Eugene. “Mathematics, religion and Marxism in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.”
*Historia Math*. Vol. 31, No. 3 (2004): 337-67. - “Math Professor Wins a Coveted Religion Award” by Dennis Overbye. The New York Times, March 16, 2006.
- “Group sees glimpses of divinity in math.” The Boston Globe, July 28, 2007.
- “Math + religion = Trouble; Actually, since Pythagoras the relationship between men of numbers and the Deity has been more along the lines of love-hate, but it’s a rich vein” by Ron Csillag. The Toronto Star, Jan. 26, 2008.

## Mathematics: Books

*Mathematics and the Divine: A Historical Study*. T. Koetsier and L. Bergmans, (eds.). Elsevier Science, 2005.*Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras and His Influence on Thought and Art in Antiquity and the Middle Ages*. Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier. Cornell University Press, 2006.*A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality*. Clifford A. Pickove. Wiley, 2005.*Interdisciplinary Research*, section “Mathematics and Religion: Processes of Faith and Reason” by Allen F. Repko. SAGE, 2008.*Where mathematics comes from: how the embodied mind brings mathematics into being*. George Lakoff. Basic Books, 2001.*Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Theory*. Loren Graham, Harvard University Press, 2009.*Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science–from the Babylonians to the Maya*. Dick Teresi. Simon and Schuster, 2003.*Philosophy of Mathematics*. Stephen F. Barker. Prentice-Hall, 1964.*God: The Science of Christ and the Unseenby James Defares*. CreateSpace, 2010.*A Christian Perspective on the Foundations of Mathematics*. R. L. Brabena. Wheaten College, 1977.*The Faith Equation: One Mathematician’s Journey in Christianity*by Marvin L. Bittinger. Literary Architects, 2007.*Logos: Mathematics and Christian Theology*. C. Henry Granville. Associated University Presses, 1976.*More Precisely: The Math You Need to do Philosophy.*Eric Steinhart. Broadview Press, 2009.*Mathematics in India*. Kim Plofke. Princeton University Press, 2008.*Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry*. Fukagawa Hidetoshi and Tony Rothman. Princeton University Press, 2008.*What is and What Will Be: Integrating Science and Religion*. Paul Budnik. Mountain Math Software, 2006.*Science and Religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550: From Aristotle to Copernicus*. Edward Grant. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.*Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith*. Daniel J. Cohen The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.*Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up*. John Allen Paulos. Hill and Wang, 2009.

## Mathematics: More links

## Mathematics: Case studies

- Mathematics in Indigenous Contexts project
- “Social constructivism in practice: case study of an elementary school’s mathematics program” V. Svec and Lynn M. Cowen. Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, Jan.1, 2005.
- Brooks, Melanie Carol. “Religious Conversion to Islam and Its Influence on Workplace Relationships in American and Egyptian Schools: A Case Study.”
*Educational Policy*. Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan. 2010): 83-109. - Jett, Christopher Charlie. “‘I Once Was Lost, but Now Am Found’: The Mathematics Journey of an African American Male Mathematics Doctoral Student(.pdf).”
*Journal of Black Studies*. (Apr. 19, 2011).

## Mathematics: About the discipline

In their own ways, mathematics and religion are both used to solve real-world problems. While they may come at problem-solving from different points of view, they share a study of abstract concepts and are both based on the idea that objects are unchanging and that truths are certain and universal. Some religious beliefs have adopted mathematical ideas for religious or metaphysical purposes. Others have considered specific numbers and shapes to have mystical powers and divine meaning. Some people would argue that math itself is a religion, because of mathematicians’ belief that nature is simple, comprehensible and to be understood. [Read more…]