It happened on AUGUST 30

1913

Thomas Forsyth Torrance was born in Chengdu (Szechuan, China). He was a Protestant theologian, historian, and philosopher of science who was an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland. He studied in depth the religious dimension of the scientific activity of numerous scientists, among them Maxwell and Einstein. Well-versed in the post-critical philosophy of Michael Polanyi, he developed the potential for dialogue between science and humanism. He was a Professor of Christian Dogmatics at the University of Edinburgh from 1952-1979. Among his many works are Theological Science (1969), Space, Time and Resurrection (1976), Space, Time and Incarnation (1997), The Ground and Grammar of Theology, and Consonance between Theology and Science (2001).

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

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329).

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.