Pope John Paul II died at nearly eighty-five years of age. The whole world watched in emotion and prayed with him as he neared death. His was the third longest pontificate in the Church’s history. He led a sincere dialogue between the realms of culture and scientific research, and the documents he authored in this field represent the most extensive teachings ever produced in a single pontificate and involve all the principal spheres of rapport between science and the faith.
400° Anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s Letter to Madame Christina of Lorraine (1615)
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).
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.