It happened on APRIL 3

Jerome Lejeune died. He had been a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences from 1974 and was the first president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. He was one of the chief geneticists of the last century, noted for his research on chromosomal anomalies in human hereditary genetics. He was an ardent defender of prenatal human life and an esteemed scientific researcher

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). INTERS is a free online encyclopedia.

Anthology and Documents

To emphasize and spread relevant documents within the scientific community, this section provides key materials concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy and theology.


Special Issues

We offer here a selection of comments and documents on special issues in Religion and Science, collected for anniversaries and/or for the relevance of the topics.

Science and Theology on the Metaphor of the Book of Nature


Augustine  of Hippo (354-430), On the Book of Nature, a selection of quotes

Bonaventura of Bagnoregio (1221-1274), selected texts on the Metaphor

The Understanding of the Book of Nature according to Galileo Galilei (1564- 1642)

Nature as a Book in Robert Boyle's Works (1627-1691)


Book of Nature: Origin and Development of the Metaphor (2019), by Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti

The Context of the Metaphor in Patristic and Medieval Theology (2020), by Oskari Juurikkala