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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 City : Oxford University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies in historical theology
Oxford studies in historical theology.
Contents Cover; Mathematical Theologies; Series; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Cusanus Studies and "Modernity"; Rethinking the Mathesis Narrative; Thierry of Chartres as a Cusan Source; Some Notes on Method; PART ONEThe Genesis of Neopythagoreanism; 1Platonic Transformations of Early Pythagorean Philosophy; Mathematics as Philosophy in Philolaus and Archytas; Mathematics as Mediation in Plato; Mediation and First Philosophy in the Early Academy; 2 The Neopythagorean Revival: Henology and Mediation; The Origins of Henology in Eudorus and Moderatus
Henology on the Margins of Middle PlatonismMathematical Theology in Nicomachus of Gerasa; 3 The Late Antique Preservation of Neopythagoreanism; Iamblichus, Proclus, and the Legacy of Nicomachus; Augustine and the Number without number; Boethius and the Fate of the Quadrivium; PART TWO The Pearl Diver; 4Thierry's Trinitarian Theology in Context; The Status of Mediation in Twelfth-Century Platonism; The Problem of Bernard's Gloss; Thierry on Quadrivium and Trinity; 5 The Discovery of the Fold; Attempts at a Universal Theory of Science; The Achievement of the Modal Theory
Thierry as Neopythagorean Theologian6 Thierry's Diminished Legacy; Confusion about Mediation; An Augustinian Censor; A Late-Medieval Refutation: Word or Number?; PART THREEBright Nearness; 7The Accidental Triumph of De docta ignorantia; A Patchwork of Conflicting Sources; Experiments in Chartrian Theology; The Christological Double Synthesis; 8 Chartrian Theology on Probation in the 1440s; An Agenda for the 1440s in Two Sermons; The Neopythagorean Counterexperiment; Two Paradigms of Mediation; 9 The Advent of Theologia geometrica in the 1450s; The Restoration of Thierry's Modal Theory
A New Foundation for Mathematical TheologyThe Word as Number and Angle; 10Completing the Circle in the 1460s; New Impulses in the Late Works; Incarnation and Neopythagoreanism; Figurae mundi; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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
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Subject Pythagoras -- Influence
Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464.
Thierry, de Chartres, approximately 1100-approximately 1150.
Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464
Thierry, de Chartres, approximately 1100-approximately 1150
Religion and science.
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Religion and Science
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Mathematics -- Philosophy
Religion and science
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199384907
Other Titles Nicholas of Cusa and the legacy of Thierry of Chartres