Books Journals Acts etc

Dictionary of the Cultural History of the Church in Latin America

The Diccionario de Historia Cultural de la Iglesia en América Latina is the ongoing result of an initiative of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The Dicastery had gathered together representatives of episcopal conferences of Latin America in 2006 and it was that meeting which gave birth to the idea of an organised, systematic collection of short essays and articles by many writers converging on... Read more

Church, Music, Texts and Contexts

This volume collects the proceedings of the conference "Church, Music, Texts and Contexts" (4-5 Feb 2021). Over the centuries, theologians and musicians have dealt with various sacred writings in the various contexts of ecclesial life, starting with the fundamental text, the Bible. This occured in the multiple moments of the Church's life through liturgies, concerts, meetings,... Read more

Church, Music and Interpreters

The volume contains the proceedings of the conference "Church, Music, Interpreters: a necessary dialogue". The art of the interpreter consists in translating with a new, personal spirit what a composer has already created, giving it new vitality in the service of the community. The speakers illustrated the hermeneutical approach first in theoretical form, then with their own experiences... Read more

Decommissioning and Reusing Churches

In the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Pontifical Council for Culture, in collaboration with the National Office for Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage and Worship Building of the Italian Episcopal Conference and the Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church of the Pontifical Gregorian University, convened a Conference in Rome on 29-30... Read more

Church, Music and Composers

The volume collects the proceedings of the conference "Church and composers: words and sounds", held in Rome from 13 to 15 September 2018. What is the composer's place in the musical life of the Church today? A group of speakers - biblicists, liturgists, educators, theologians, musicians (including of course the composers themselves) - try to define the figure of the composer in order... Read more

Church and Music

The volume contains the Proceedings of the International Congress "Church and Culture: 50 years after Musicam Sacram", which was held in the Vatican on 3-5 March 2017. It represented an opportunity for cultural reflection on the state of music - including sacred music - in today's world. Eighteen authors, led by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, trace the history of the Church's encounter... Read more

Stoq Publications

The STOQ Project Research Series: 1. Michael Heller, Some Mathematical Physics for Philosophers, Pontifical Council for Culture & Pontifical Gregorian University, Vatican City 2005. 2. Pietro Ramellini, Life and Organisms, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City 2006. 3. Gennaro Auletta (Ed.), The Controversial Relationships between Science and Philosophy: A Critical Assessment. Proceedings... Read more


Robin L. Smith, Tomasz Trafny, Max Gomez, the Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History Is Changing Your Life, Center Street, 2013.

The full list of publications from 1984-2009.