> Also, Cantor's mathematical ideas were very strongly influenced by his > religious beliefs, and those were mystical beliefs, and he grew up in a > Jewish environment. That amounts to suggestive evidence that Kabbalah > has influenced mathematics.
Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 3, 1845. Georg's background was very diverse. His father was a Danish _Jewish merchant_ that had converted to Protestantism while his mother was a Danish Roman Catholic.
Underline by me: _Jewish merchant_. I think the "merchant" is equally important as the "Jewish". Perhaps the "Jewish" has lead to Cantor's preoccupation with the infinite, but the "merchant" has lead Cantor to his believe that the whole world is a set and nothing but a set. Read "The Political Economy of Sets":