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Author Albertson, David, author

Title Mathematical theologies : Nicholas of Cusa and the legacy of Thierry of Chartres / David Albertson
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies in historical theology
Oxford studies in historical theology.
Summary Albertson uncovers the lost history of Christianity's encounters with Pythagorean religious ideas before the Renaissance. The writings of Thierry of Chartres (d. 1157) and Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464) represent a robust Christian Neopythagoreanism that reconceived the Trinity and the Incarnation within the framework of Greek number theory. These two examples of mathematical theologies challenge contemporary assumptions about the relation of religion and modern science and about the nature of modernity itself
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 20, 2014)
Subject Pythagoras -- Influence.
Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464.
Thierry, de Chartres, approximately 1100-approximately 1150.
Religion and science.
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199384914 (ebook)