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Augustine's wariness of mathematicians... refers to astrologers

Just came across this, many years after the author wrote it; so a late corrective.

With regard to the comment about Augustine in your notes on 23: "the good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies." Please note that when Augustine referred negatively to mathematicians, he was not referring to those doing scientific work. The term was a synonym for astrologers!

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