Project SOW

Project SOW - Science & Orthodoxy around the World focuses on the dialog between science and religion in the Orthodox Christian world. More than 50 specialists from 15 countries participate from various academic fields such as Science, Philosophy, History, Theology and Education. It reaches out to all relevant scholars, researchers specializing in the study of Science & Religion throughout the world, as well as a wider audience with an interest in issues that arise from the relation of sciences with faith. SOW’s actions are presented through this web portal, three large international conferences with parallel workshops and proceedings volumes, two separate workshops, public lectures, one documentary and 45 peer-reviewed articles.

First International Conference


Осврт на значај Николе Тесле за Цркву

Услед многобројних упита који се све учесталије постављају Српској Православној Цркви у вези са духовношћу и надахнућем чувеног проналазача и научника Николе Тесле, Српска Православна Црква жели да подсети на неколико чињеница које јасно указују на његов однос према духовности и у том смислу значај за Цркву.

Orthodox - Science

A Directory of Orthodox Internet Resources

Επιστήμη και θρησκεία: φίλοι ή εχθροί;

Συνέντευξη του John Hedley Brooke στην Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών

Science and Orthodoxy: Evidence of absence or absence of evidence?

By Dr Kostas Tampakis

As a theme, science and religion is everywhere. While obviously a hyperbole, the preceding assertion is nevertheless surprisingly close to the truth, if one looks in English-speaking public discourse. We have only to consider how often relevant topics reach public awareness, to pause and appreciate science and religion’s omnipresent reach. A very short and inconclusive list would include creationism, the metaphor of the God particle, the alleged Dark Ages of religious darkness, climate change denialism or even Family Guy episodes. This vigorous cultural production is, wonder of wonders, mirrored inside the hallowed halls of the academia. Indeed, if ever there was a time where the analysis of the historical, social, cultural, intellectual and philosophical relations between the natural sciences and religion have bloomed, then surely it is now.

Accuracy and the rise of modern science

By Dr Efthymios Nicolaidis

Claudius Ptolemy, the great Alexandrian astronomer of the 2nd c. A.D., begins his book Mathematical syntax of astronomy, known as Almagest, as follows: “Those who have been true philosophers, Syrus, seem to me to have very wisely separated the theoretical part of philosophy from the practical. For even if it happens the practical turns out to be theoretical prior to its being practical, nevertheless a great difference would be found in them; not only because some of the moral virtues can belong to the everyday ignorant man and it is impossible to come by the theory of whole sciences without learning, but also because in practical matters the greatest advantage is to be had from a continued and repeated operation upon the things themselves, while in theoretical knowledge it is to be had by a progress onward. We accordingly thought it up to us so to train our actions even in the application of the imagination as not to forget in whatever things we happen upon the consideration of their beautiful and well ordered disposition, and to indulge in meditation mostly for the exposition of many beautiful theorems and especially of those specifically called mathematical”.

Ο χώρος και ο χρόνος στην σύγχρονη επιστήμη και στην ορθόδοξη θεολογία. Η περίπτωση της Δημιουργίας

Του Γεωργίου Μέσκου, Δρος Θεολογίας

Είναι ιδιαίτερα τολμηρό να θελήσει κανείς να εξετάσει την αντίληψη για τον χώρο και τον χρόνο που προϋποθέτουν οι αντιλήψεις και διδασκαλίες της ορθόδοξης θεολογίας. Αν όμως περιορίσουμε το ενδιαφέρον μας στο ζήτημα της δημιουργίας του κόσμου-σύμπαντος τότε υπάρχει ένα αρκετά ασφαλές έδαφος στο οποίο μπορούμε να κινηθούμε.
Είναι προφανές ότι δεν ήταν οι χριστιανοί αυτοί που ασχολήθηκαν πρώτοι με το ζήτημα της δημιουργίας του σύμπαντος. Εν τούτοις σταδιακά με την εξέλιξη της χριστιανικής θεολογίας αναπτύχθηκαν καινοτόμες ιδέες πάνω στο ζήτημα αυτό, οι οποίες έρχονται από το μακρινό παρελθόν για να συναντήσουν τους σύγχρονους προβληματισμούς.


Альманах > богословие - философия - естествознание

Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality, Society
The Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality, Society is founded in order to deepen and broaden the scope of interests of those involved in research and education so far, with a wider target: society. Its main objective is to promote inter-and transdisciplinary research in science, spirituality, and society. IT4S integrates and extends previous activities of the Association for the Dialogue between Science and Theology in Romania - ADSTR. As the prefix "trans" indicates, transdisciplinarity concerns that which is at once between the disciplines, across the different disciplines, and beyond each individual discipline. Its goal is the understanding of the present world, of which one of the imperatives is the overarching unity of knowledge.


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