It happened on MAY 27

Today is the feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury (534–604). A British monk and the first Archbishop of Canterbury, he is venerated as a saint by both Catholics and Anglicans and is also known as the “Apostle to the English.” He also founded the King’s School in Canterbury, which is traditionally held to be the oldest school in the world.
Giovanni Battista died in Turin. An Italian mathematician and physicist, he was a Piarist religious. He studied the nature of electricity and his work Natural and Artificial Electricity (1772) was translated into English at the request of Benjamin Franklin.

Science and Faith in the Coronavirus Epoch, by G. Tanzella-Nitti

We are living in an unprecedented time. For nearly all of us, we could compare things to the last world war, with its global reach and extent of the measures taken, as we heard from our grandparents, or in my case from my parents. The whole world is involved. But so is the whole man, the whole person: scientific research, emotions, feelings, relationships, personal beliefs [read more]

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

Bonaventure 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


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.

False notions of the common Good First Things, April 23, 2020
Loving to know First Things, February 1, 2020
Engineering, Beauty and a Longing for the Infinite Scientific American October 22, 2019