It happened on AUGUST 31

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Today is the liturgical feast of St. Aristides of Athens (he problably died in 133-134 but other authors place it in 124 or 125). He was a second century philosopher and Christian apologist who authored a significant apologetic work (Apology of Aristides) likely dedicated to the Roman Emperor Hadrian (76-138). Aristides’ defense of Christianity spurred Hadrian to lessen the persecution of Christians in Asia during which Christians could be denounced and condemned without any formal or substantial charges. It was recently discovered that the Greek text of his Apology had been incorporated into the Greek story Barlaam and Josaphat, attributed to St. John of Damascus.

Einstein and Lemaître: 50° Anniversary of George's Lemaître's death (1849-1966) and 100 years of Albert Einstein's General Relativity (1916)

Einstein and Lemaître, two friends, two cosmologies..., by Dominique Lambert
When I met Albert Einstein, by George Lemaître (1957)
Relativity, theory of, by Alberto Strumia
The Pius XII - Lemaître Affair (1951-1952) on Big Bang and Creation, by G. Tanzella-Nitti
VIDEO - Atv5: Georges Lemaitre, Monseigneur Big Bang


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

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Anthology and Documents

In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.