Mathematical objects and the object of theology

Religious Studies 53 (4):479-496 (2017)
In what ways might God be like an abstract mathematical object, such as a number or a geometrical shape? The objects of mathematics are often regarded as having three key negative characteristics. They are unknowable by the senses, not located at any point in space-time, and are not involved in physical causal chains. God can also be thought of as possessing these three characteristics. Exploring this convergence between mathematical objects and the God of classical western theism opens up new lines of inquiry within the philosophy of religion.
Keywords abstract objects  God  classical theism
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412516000238
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