It happened on OCTOBER 16

1747
The mathematician Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) and the philosopher Denis Diderot (1713-1784) began drafting their Encyclopédie with the aim, the first of its kind, of gathering all of human knowledge together in one work.

1978

Karol Wojtyla was elected pope, taking the name John Paul II. He promoted a renewed dialogue between faith and culture, and he authored key documents on the relationship between theology and scientific thought."


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.