The purpose of the World Congress on Logic and Religion (WoCoLoR) series is to provide a place where scholars from all fields, as well as theologians of all religions, can come together to hear from one another about the latest developments in the relationship between logic and religion, reason and faith, rational inquiry and divine revelation. 

There have been three editions of the WoCoLoR: in Joao Pessoa, Brazil (2015), in Warsaw, Poland (2017), and in Varanasi, India (2022). Previous keynote speakers include Saul Kripke (Schock Prize), Laurent Lafforgue (Fields Medal), Michal Heller (Templeton Prize), Dov Gabbay, Jan Wolenski and Piergiorgio Odifreddi. 

The 4th World Congress on Logic and Religion–4th WoCoLoR 2023–will be held at Sinaia, Romania, on September 3-8, 2023. We invite scholars (philosophers, logicians, mathematicians, theologians, etc.) to submit a one-page abstract. The topics of the papers should deal with the relationships between logic and religion. To submit an abstract click here


  • Richard Swinburne (University of Oxford, UK)

  • Eleonore Stump (Saint Louis University, USA)

  • Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest, Romania)

  • Anne-Françoise Schmid (Mines Paris-Tech, France)

  • Franziska Kohlt (University of Leeds, UK, and University of Southern California, USA)

  • Douglas L. Berger (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

  • Kordula Świętorzecka (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland)

  • Matthias Kossler (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany)

  • Miray Yazgan (Bahcesehir Cyprus University, Turkey)


Applying Mathematics to Theology


Keynote Speaker: Mircea Dumitru, University of Bucharest

Organiser: Stanisław Krajewski, University of Warsaw

The workshop “Applying Mathematics to Theology” will be devoted to the problem of mathematical models, concepts and inspirations that have influenced or can influence theology and religious studies. Also papers arguing for the impossibility of such applications or the misleading character of attempts to apply mathematics to theology are welcome.

Here are the papers by the undersigned that can introduce some of the relevant topics:

  • Stanislaw Krajewski, Mathematical Models in Theology. A Buber-inspired Model of God and its Application to Shema Israel, Journal of Applied Logics 6(6), 2019, 1007–1020.
  • Stanislaw Krajewski, Is Mathematics Connected to Religion?. In: Sriraman B. (eds) Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Mathematical Practice. Springer, Cham. – to appear

The website of the congress and the application form can be found at

The initial appeal directed to all interested scholars asks to apply before May 30, 2023.

The event is organized by the Logic and Religion Association with support of  Ian Ramsey Centre (Oxford University) and the University of Bucharest.   More about the LARA association can be found at



Monday (September 4)

Room A

Chairing: Stanisław Krajewski

14:30-15:15 – KEYNOTE: Mircea Dumitru: Gödel’s Ontological Argument
15:20-15:45 – Introduction
15:45-16:15 – Ioannis Vandoulakis: On the Relevance of the Neo-Platonic Theology to Pythagorean Arithmetic Practice
16:15-16:45 – Gregor Nickel: Short circuits or fruitful mutual irritations? Encounters of Mathematics and Theology in Nicholas of Cusa and Georg Cantor
16:45-17:00 – <a<>Coffe break</a<>
17:00-17:30 – Paul Studtmann: God and the Numbers
17:30-18:00 – Stanislaw Krajewski: Is Mathematics Essential in ‘The Star of Redemption’?
18:00-18:30 – Jason Cronbach Van Boom: Using Category Theory to Model Methods of Biblical Reading