It happened on APRIL 26


Giovanni Inghirami was born in Volterra. A Piarist priest, astronomer, and surveyor. He worked on the first stellar catalogue, conceived by F.W. Bessell, including stars up to the 10th magnitude.

The philosopher and logician Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna. One of the protagonists of the overcoming of logical positivism, he oriented analytic philosophy toward a transcending of language.

What is the Metaphysics of Light?

The Metahysics of Light (2002), by Caroline Ewa Schültzinger

On Light or the Beginning of Forms: the metaphysics of light according to Robert Grosseteste (1168 ca. -1253)

 The six forms of Light unified in the unique divine creation: from Reductio artium in    theologiam (1255) by Bonaventure of Bagnoregio

 The nature of light in the context of creation: from Thomas Aquinas’ Summa theologiae (1265-1274) 


400° Anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s Letter to Madame Christina of Lorraine (1615)

The full text of the Letter
The Notion od Scientific Proof in Galileo’s Letter to Christina, from “The Rethoric of Proof in Galileo’s Writings on the Copernican System” (1985), by Jean Dietz Moss

The results of a recent survey:
Perception of the Italians about the compatibility between science and faith
by Matteo Bonato, Department of Physics and Astronomy “G. Galilei”, University of Padua, Italy

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.