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G. Tanzella-Nitti (born 1955) took his university degree in astronomy at the University of Bologna (1977), and his doctorate in dogmatic theology, at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, (1991). An Italian C.N.R. fellow (1978-1981), he was appointed astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Turin (1981-1985). He is now full professor of fundamental theology at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome. His fields of interest and research include theology of revelation, theological and philosophical understandings of the image of God, the dialogue between scientific thought/contemporary culture and Christian religion, the role of the university, and the unity of knowledge. General editor of the Interdisciplinary Dictionary on Religion and Science (Dizionario Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede), a two-volume encyclopaedia published by Urbaniana University Press and Città Nuova, Roma 2002 (and partly published in English on the web, thanks to a grant given by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences), he is now the director of the web site Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede. In April 2002 he received the ESSSAT Communication Prize from the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology. Among his books are General Catalogue of Radial Velocity of Galaxies (New York: Gordon and Breach, 1983); Questions in Science and Religious Belief (Tucson: Pachart, 1992); La teologia, annuncio e dialogo (Roma: Armando, 1996); Mistero trinitario ed economia della grazia (Roma: Armando, 1997); Passione per la verità e responsabilità del sapere. Un'idea di università nel magistero di Giovanni Paolo II (Casale Monferrato: Piemme 1998); Teologia e scienza. Le ragioni di un dialogo (Milano: Paoline, 2003).