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Scientia et Fides

“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.

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Call for Paper: Philosophical and Theological Aspects of Evolution

The Journal Scientia et Fides is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Philosophical and Theological Aspects of Evolution”, edited by Dr. Mariusz Tabaczek OP (researcher and lecturer affiliated with the Thomistic Institute in Warsaw, Poland). He defines its thematic scope as follows:

The ongoing debate on the Christian philosophical and theological approach to the theory of biological evolution is multifaceted. Beginning with the difficulty in defining species and units of evolutionary transitions, it addresses issues related to chance and divine providence, the classical principle of proportionate causation (saying that the effect cannot exceed its own cause), the distinction between creation (creatio) and production (productio), the reference to secondary causation of creatures in the origin of new forms of organisms as contrasted with the classical assertion that creatures cannot create (even instrumentally), mono- or poly-phyletic and mono- or polygenic origin of the human species, the question of human evolution and the original sin (including the means of its transmission), evolution and the idea of progress, philosophical and theological aspects of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, the challenge of the secular culture contrasting biological evolution with the Christian doctrine of creation, and the challenge of the intelligent design movement questioning the reality of macroevolution and referring – at least indirectly – its idea of the intelligent designer of the universe to the Christian notion of Creator God.

The historical development of the Christian response to biological evolutionism continues to be another promising area of interest and research projects. Going back as far as to the ancient idea of Augustine’s rationes seminales and their use by theologians in the Middle Ages and among the first theists responding to Darwinian theory in the nineteenth century, the historical analysis addresses many other issues, including the study of the British virtuosi, i.e., the members of the Royal Society who supported the modern version of “physicotheology”, or the Catholic philosophical and theological response to evolution in the age of the Modernist Crisis, including the distinction between the metaphysical, the biological, and so-called “natural species”.

This variety of subjects and research areas inspires our call for papers. Contributions in English, Spanish, Polish, German, French, Italian, or Portuguese, addressing abovementioned or related topics, may be submitted (after registration) on the journal’s website:

For further information, please contact the editor of the Special Issue, Dr. Tabaczek, at: The submission deadline is 31 March 2020.

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