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Old 04-15-2013, 04:34 AM
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Today's Google Doodle was Euler. Noted mathematician and also pretty firm Calvinist.

Christian Mathematicians – Euler | GOD & MATH: Thinking Christianly About Mathematics, Education
Leonhard Euler

Being Catholic I know of various monks, nuns, and priests who were mathematicians.

Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Bernard Bolzano (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Bradwardine biography
Danti biography
Fasenmyer biography
Hermann_of_Reichenau biography
Mersenne biography

Although there are certainly noted Protestant and Anglican ministers in math history.

Bayes summary
Pitiscus biography
Salmon biography
Stifel biography
Wallis biography

And then possibly one of the odder intersections of Christianity and math was the Russian school of set theory. Set theory itself being started by a fairly staunch Lutheran.

Naming Infinity — Loren Graham, Jean-Michel Kantor | Harvard University Press
Set Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Possibly there's no real point to this, but hopefully the information was at least interesting. Math and Christianity might be easier to discuss as there's no issues like Creationism vs Evolution or Young-Earth vs Old-Earth.
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