Maria Terdimou: Mathematics as theological argument in 20th c. Greece

At the beginning of the fifties, some circles of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church gave an arbitrary interpretation of the sacred texts and undertook the task to prove the incompatibility of the theological issues and the contemporary scientific theories by declaring themselves as the guardians of the Christian Orthodox doctrine. These people tried to give to their proposition a scientific luster and they used the magazine Aktines of the religious union "Zoi" (Life).
Their purpose was to point out by scientific means, as they claimed, that the world must have been created by an ultra-mundane Creator.
The theories of Probability as well as the theory of intuitionism were used. Their efforts were nevertheless insufficient to persuade Greek scientists or any rationalist. Nike Running