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Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity
by Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor
Harvard University Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-674-03293-4 | eISBN: 978-0-674-05391-5
Library of Congress Classification QA27.R8G73 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 510.9470904

In 1913, Russian imperial marines stormed an Orthodox monastery at Mt. Athos, Greece to haul off monks engaged in a dangerously heretical practice known as Name Worshipping. Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor take us on an exciting mathematical mystery tour as they unravel a bizarre tale of political struggles, psychological crises, sexual complexities, and ethical dilemmas. The men and women of the leading French and Russian mathematical schools are central characters in this absorbing tale that could not be told until now. Naming Infinity is a poignant human interest story that raises provocative questions about science and religion, intuition and creativity.

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