Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology

with books by Fr. Robert A. Brungs, SJ

The Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) is an association of theologians, scientists and others committed to a world view in which faith and science collaborate in exploring the truth. ITEST explores truth theologically in the wisdom traditions of the human community and in the data studied in the sciences in pursuit of its mission, which is to further advance the Kingdom of God by demonstrating that faith and science are complementary paths to the one Truth.

The Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) began in 1966 when two scientistsFather Robert Brungs, SJ (a physicist) and Dr. John Matschiner (a biochemist), saw the need to keep Christian churches abreast of advances in science and technology. Recognizing that faith-science issues were both complex and widespread, they incorporated ITEST in 1968.

Most of the books presented here were developed by Father Robert A. Brungs, SJ, Jesuit, Cincinnati native and co-founder and Director of the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, who led and guided ITEST for almost four decades until his death on May 8, 2006. He was ably assisted by Sr. Marianne Postiglione, R.S.M., in this work. 

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You See Lights Breaking Upon Us: Doctrinal Perspectives on Biological Advance

Scientific advance has raised issues for the Faith which are far too profound to be treated only ethically. This advance demands a major development of Christian doctrine on our bodied existence. This volume explores the beginning of that development using sacramental and covenantal doctrinal themes. These themes are presented in a hope that work will begin on posing the correct doctrinal and spiritual questions.
Paperback: $14.95 | eBook $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-950108-06-0

Secularism versus Biblical Secularity

But God raised him high
and gave him the name
above all other names
so that all beings
in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld,
should bend the knee at the name of Jesus
and that every tongue should acclaim
Jesus Christ as Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

That, essentially, is the theme of this volume. In one way or another, the conversation always came back to the idea that the “blame” for secularism resides at least in part in our failure to live biblical secularity.

Paperback: $14.95 (coming) | eBook $9.99