About the Journal

“Scientia et Fides” (SetF) is an open access online journal published twice a year. It is promoted by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason, and Faith” (CRYF), at University of Navarra.

SetF aims to present rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. For this reason, SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is tackled. The Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian and German, which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.

"Scientia et Fides" is clasified as Q1 in Philosophy and Q1 in Religious Studies according to Scimago.

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Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021
Call for Papers: Intellectual virtues for interdisciplinary research in Science and the Big Questions

Editors: Claudia E. Vanney and Ignacio Aguinalde (Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad Austral, Argentina)

The goal of the proposed Special Issue of Scientia et Fides is to investigate the benefits of cultivating specific intellectual virtues to facilitate collaborative research at the intersection of science, philosophy and theology.

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Current Issue

Call for Paper: Renewing Fundamental Theology: A more sensitive and comprehensive approach to culture, science, and religions
Monday, Jan 24, 2022

Call for papers: A special section in the Journal Scientia et Fides (ISSN: 2300-7648; E-ISSN: 2353-5636):

Renewing Fundamental Theology: A more sensitive and comprehensive approach to culture, science, and religions.


Editors of this special section:

Prof. Lluis Oviedo OFM, Pontifical University Antonianum, Rome


Prof. George Karuvelil SJ,



Fundamental theology can be conceived in many ways: for most of its practitioners it has meant, after the Second Vatican Council, an effort to better describe the foundations of Christian faith and the development of theology as a coherent and intellectually sound academic discourse. Such an endeavour has in most cases favoured Christian revelation as the surest basis for that program. However, in many cases, that emphasis has meant a neglect regarding issues that the old apologetics has addressed. Indeed, the new sub-discipline was ignoring most problems and challenges Christian faith is undergoing in the decades after the Council, like: secularization; a cultural and philosophical milieu less akin to religious faith; scientific development; dialogue with religions; and troubles associated to historical errors and discouraging corruption scenes. The list can be expanded, obviously. The point is that we are missing something when we are unable to address in a more systematic way such issues, and as part of theological curriculum we teach in Faculties and Seminaries.

Recent developments in new philosophy of religion, empirical methods, and related fields offer fresh opportunities to theological reflection to better establish our efforts in the field of faith and reason, and even to rethink some apologetic questions. Furthermore, Pope Francis instruction Veritatis gaudium explicitly calls theology to “move out” from its self-referential space and to embrace transdisciplinary approaches to many questions we try to tackle. It goes on to speak of “formulating a guiding synthesis” of different disciplines as “intrinsic” to the purpose of ecclesiastical studies. All this invites to develop a different style and program in Fundamental Theology, which pays more attention to issues related to the credibility of Christian faith, dialogue with reason, and convergences with other religions – as the recent Encyclical Fratelli tutti reminds us. Formulating a “guiding synthesis” is relevant here as the challenge to Christian faith in the contemporary world is not about the credibility of this or that doctrine or practice as in old apologetics, but to Christian faith as a whole.

We invite colleagues in this field to submit articles to the journal Scientia et Fides that could help to better develop such new program of FT that is sensitive to its social and cultural contexts, and to be able to provide reasons for Christian hope in a secularized environment where believing becomes much harder.

Your contributions could be either diagnostic or therapeutic. Why has FT not been able to establish itself adequately in the academic world? One of the reasons seems to be lack of clarity regarding the nature of this discipline itself. How, for example, is FT of faith and revelation different from dogmatic theology of the subject? How do these differ from empirical sciences and philosophy? Therapeutically speaking, what are some of the new developments in philosophy or the sciences that can help to revitalize FT?

Deadline: 30 November 2022.


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