It happened on OCTOBER 6

Father Matteo Ricci was born in Macerata. A Jesuit missionary in China under the Ming dynasty, he authored numerous scientific texts, chiefly in the fields of mathematics and astronomy. An extraordinary example of enculturating the faith in China through the means of scientific thought, he held important offices in the Chinese court and to this day is well known in China by the name Li Madou. He created a world map in Chinese.

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.