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The STOQ IV Project at PUL

The STOQ Project at the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL) has arrived at its Fourh Edition (2010-), after the First Edition (STOQ I, 2004), the Second Edition (STOQ II, 2005-6), and the Third Edition (STOQ III, 2007-9).


Study and Teaching Activities

The study and teaching activities of the STOQ IV Project at PUL will follow essentially the scheme already established during the STOQ I-III Programs at PUL. Namely it offers, on a biennial basis, a series of fundamental courses — given by PUL professors — and of intensive courses given generally by invited  professors. These courses and the related Workshops are given in order to integrate the Science-Religion debate into the graduate study programs, in the Faculty of Philosophy (specialization on “Logic and Epistemology”), and in the Faculty of Theology (specialization on “Fundamental Theology: Religion Sciences”).
These courses are organized, during the two years according to the two main Thematic Areas of:
  1. Cosmology and Ontology of Physical Nature
  2. Science and Ontology of the Intelligent Life.


Research Activities
The main STOQ research activity at PUL concerns “A new Anthropology for the Third Millennium”. For this aim, it is previewed the publication of another volume, beside the volume concerning the research activity for the STOQ II Project at PUL, whose main contents can be consulted online at the tab "Research" of the page "Other Documents" of this site. Like the precedent one, through the collaboration among PUL Professors and other invited Professors of the STOQ Program, the new volume will include sections on “History of Philosophy”, “Metaphysics and Ontology”,  “Ethics”, “Phenomenology and Other Cultures” and “Neurophysiology and Cognitive Sciences”

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For a more detailed explanation of the STOQ I-III and IV Projects at the Lateran Univesity, please visit the relative English and Italian Sites linked to this portal. The links are available in the menus on the left of this page.

  • Founded on the collaboration of seven Pontifical Roman Universities: Lateran, Gregorian, Urbanian, Regina Apostolorum, St.Thomas, Salesian and Holy Cross.
  • Aimed at developing the dialogue between Science, Philosophy, and Theology.
  • Organized into different Study and Research Programs in the Universities involved in the Project.
  • Directed at students, scientists, philosophers, theologians and all those interested in deepening the rational basis of the Christian faith.

STOQ Project


STOQ - Science, Theology and the Ontological Quest.


Faith and reason are like two wings by which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth (Fides et Ratio, 1)