It happened on FEBRUARY 10

1954

The Catholic missionary and ethnologist Wilhelm Schmidt died in Fribourg (Switzerland). He founded the historical-cultural school of Vienna and authored important studies in the fields of linguistics and the history of religion. He also authored the monumental The Origin of the Idea of God (1912-1955) comprising twelve volumes. A Catholic priest, in 1926 Pius XI appointed him director of the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum.

A Global Lab. Religion among Scientists in International Context.
A survey on the religiosity of scientists provided by the RICE University, Texas, December 2015

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.