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John Henry Newman was born in London. An Anglican intellectual of the Oxford Movement, in 1847 he became a Roman Catholic priest and then, in 1879, a cardinal. An esteemed preacher, he was also well versed in science and was thus able to bring about an important synthesis between faith and reason. This synthesis is evident in his university sermons but is found above all in his work A Grammar of Assent, published in 1870.


Pope Pius XII gave a lecture at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences titled “The Laws That Govern the World” re-proposing the idea, based in natural theology, of a God who guarantees the laws of nature.

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.