It happened on AUGUST 31


Today is the liturgical feast of St. Aristides of Athens (he problably died in 133-134 but other authors place it in 124 or 125). He was a second century philosopher and Christian apologist who authored a significant apologetic work (Apology of Aristides) likely dedicated to the Roman Emperor Hadrian (76-138). Aristides’ defense of Christianity spurred Hadrian to lessen the persecution of Christians in Asia during which Christians could be denounced and condemned without any formal or substantial charges. It was recently discovered that the Greek text of his Apology had been incorporated into the Greek story Barlaam and Josaphat, attributed to St. John of Damascus.

The Rainbow between Science and Religion

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.