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The philosopher Jean Guitton was born in Saint Étienne. He received his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on the concept of time and eternity in St. Augustine and Plotinus. He taught at the Sorbonne in Paris. Guitton was the only lay person to participate in the initial session of the Second Vatican Council, invited to do so by Pope John XXIII. At the end of the Council, on December 8, 1965, he, Jacques Maritain, and Stefan Swiazawski symbolically received, on behalf of the laity, the final message directed towards all thinkers and scientists. He developed an apologetic body of thought that brought him to discern traces of the divine in the physical images of the world put forth by contemporary science.

700 years from the birth of St. Bonaventure

The Philosophy of St. Bonaventure On Creation, Etienne Gilson (1938)

The six forms of Light unified in the unique divine creation, from On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology (1255-1257)

On the Steps of Ascension into God and on the Sight of Him Through His Vestiges in the Universe, from The Journey of the Mind into God (1259)

On the Sight of God in His Vestiges in the Sensible World, from The Journey of the Mind into God (1259)

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.