It happened on MAY 24

1543
Nicolaus Copernicus died in Frombork (Poland). A canon at the cathedral in his diocese, he studied mathematics in Krakow and canon law in Bologna. Near his death, he turned his work On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres in for publication, in which he maintained the simplicity and mathematical coherence of the heliocentric system. The introduction to his work, written after his death by Osiander, emphasized (probably against Copernicus’ wishes) that the work was merely a mathematical exercise on the part of the author.

1990
The Roman Catholic Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published the Instruction Donum veritatis, explaining the scope of the theologian’s work in serving the People of God and the relationship between theologians and the teachings of the Church’s Magisterium.

"The Language of God": on the bestseller book written in 2006 by the head of the Human Genome Project

Selected texts from The Language of God. A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief:

- What I Ask to Believers and Scientists
- Cristianity's Reasons of Credibility for a Scientist

God vs. Science, R. Dawkins and F. Collins interviewed by D. Cray (2006)

The Scientist as Believer, Francis Collins interviewed by J. Horgan (2009)

What is the BioLogos Project?


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.