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Stanley Jaki International Congress

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bethany Hall, Room A

*Abstract Submissions Now Being Accepted*

The Departments of Physics and Catholic Studies, as well as Immaculate Seminary School of Theology, in collaboration with the Stanley Jaki Foundation, are pleased to announce the 2024 Stanley Jaki International Congress. This conference marks the centenary of Father Stanley Jaki’s birth on August 17, 1924, and will be held on April 24, 2024, at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. This event follows our successful inaugural 2015 Stanley Jaki International Conference.

About Father Stanley Jaki

Image of Father Stanley Jaki in front of a blackboard with diagrams related to physics on the boardFather Stanley L. Jaki, O.S.B., S.T.D., Ph.D. (1924-2009), stands as one of the eminent thinkers of the twentieth century. His contributions to Catholic Intellectual Tradition, particularly in the realm of the interplay between science and faith, have left an indelible mark. He served as a physics professor at Seton Hall University from 1965 to 2009; with doctorates in both theology and physics, he devoted over four decades to the study of the history and philosophy of science. With a prolific output comprising over fifty books and more than three hundred and fifty articles, he held prestigious positions such as the Gifford Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and the Fremantle Lecturer at Balliol College, Oxford. Father Jaki delivered lectures at esteemed institutions across the United States, Europe and Australia. He held honorary membership in the Pontifical Academy of Science and was a membre correspondant of the Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts of Bordeaux. His accolades include the Lecomte du Noüy Prize for 1970 and the Templeton Prize for 1987.

The Program Committee invites the submission of scholarly papers in the following areas:

  • The relationship between Christian faith and the natural sciences
  • The history of science, especially the contributions of medieval Christian culture
  • The relationship of physics, the philosophy of nature, and metaphysics
  • Christian perspectives on creation and evolution
  • Thomistic realism and its relationship with science
  • University courses that explore the intersection of faith and science
  • The Mind-Body question and Christian anthropology
  • The status of the theology of creation as a field within fundamental theology
  • Christology and Ecclesiology in relation to science
  • Other interdisciplinary topics related to faith and science

Accepted papers will be published in an edited volume. We are pleased to note that the proceedings of our 2015 Stanley Jaki Foundation International Congress were published by Gracewing and received acclaim in reviews for Theology and Science, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science and The Chesterton Review. There will also be a poster session for undergraduate students to present their work in the science and religion field.

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Timeline:

  • November 6, 2023: Abstracts for papers / posters due (100-200 words)
  • November 13, 2023: Notification of acceptance of abstracts and invitation to submit a paper / poster
  • March 4, 2024: Completed papers due (3000-4000 words, Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed.)
  • March 25, 2024: Peer review feedback to authors with acceptance or rejection decision
  • March 29, 2024: Conference registration deadline
  • April 15, 2024: Revised, final papers due
  • April 24, 2024: Conference

Should you have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Gloria Aroneo, M.B.A. ([email protected]). We look forward to your participation in this commemorative and intellectually enriching event!