A Biblical View of Mathematics

October 03, 2014

by Vern Poythress

In their world-views, Christian and non-Christian differ at fundamental points. Granted. But surely that doesn’t affect mathematics. Here, finally, is a neutral area, where Christian and non-Christian can agree. Both know that 2 + 2 = 4. How could religious differences ever affect it?

In our culture, such is the usual reaction to a mention of “Christian” mathematics. Incredulity. Yet the irony appears in the fact that this very incredulity exposes at several levels its own non-neutrality, its own dogmatically anti-Biblical stance.

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Vern Poythress

Dr. Poythress (PhD, Harvard; DTh, Stellenbosch) is professor of New Testament interpretation at WTS.

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