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Integrating Calculus and the Catholic Church May 23, 2014
During the Protestant Reformation, Jesuit priests where so threatened by early calculus, they tried to get it banned. So what was so dangerous about math? For them, the concept of the infinitely small was messy, unorderly and paradoxical - a threat to the rigid and predictable world they saw in the Catholic Church.  

Amir Alexander, author of Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World