About Nova et Vetera

The English edition of Nova et Vetera is published quarterly and provides an international forum for theological and philosophical studies from a Thomistic perspective.

Founded in 1926 by future Cardinal Charles Journet in association with Jacques Maritain, Nova et Vetera is published in related, distinct French and English editions. The English edition of Nova et Vetera welcomes articles and book reviews in theology, philosophy, and biblical studies that address central contemporary debates and discussions. We seek to be “at the heart of the Church,” faithful to the Magisterium and the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, and devoted to the work of true dialogue, both ecumenically and across intellectual disciplines.

Nova et Vetera is a peer reviewed journal.

See also: The Nova et Vetera Editorial Board and Board of Advisors.


Nova et Vetera is an outstanding resource for the renewal of theology in line with the New Evangelization, and unrivalled for the intellectual energy of its contributors and editors. I strongly encourage all Catholic seminaries and colleges to subscribe.”
– Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

“In his encyclicals and addresses, Pope Benedict XVI has called for the integration of Catholic theology, philosophy, and biblical studies. In this task, Nova et Vetera shows the way forward for the twenty-first century.”
– Sean Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Boston

Nova et Vetera is, after only a few years, well on the way to becoming the most important and interesting English-language journal in Catholic theology: each issue combines attentive retrieval of the tradition with serious proposals for its development and deepening.”
– Paul Griffiths, Duke Divinity School

“Thanks to the NV (English edition) editors for the many most valuable philosophico-theological symposia organized since its inception!”
– Lawrence Dewan, O.P., Dominican College

“At a time when Catholics face issues of unparalleled complexity, how fortunate we are to have Nova et Veteraproviding us with the best insights of contemporary theology while never losing sight of the truths that are ‘ever ancient and ever new’!”
– Mary Ann Glendon, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, Harvard Law School

“Today there is no ready digest of theology available to priests and seminarians. The issues that face the Church are too complex, too big, too entangled. Nova et Vetera untangles the complexities and provides just the right slant on Catholic thought — a beauty ever ancient, ever new. The journal remains faithful to the classical tradition. It really expounds the New and the Venerable (or Old).”
– Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P., St. John’s Seminary, Boston

“I first began subscribing to the English edition of Nova et Vetera in its first year of publication, and by its second year it had shot to the top of my reading list. Broadly Thomist (and therefore robustly Catholic) in its orientation, it has also quickly made itself known for its ecumenical outreach and its wide range of authors. I cannot imagine working as a professional theologian without it.”
– Edward T. Oakes, S.J., University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

Nova et Vetera carries forward the great tradition of Catholic theology. Anyone interested in the issues and debates that are so important to the future of the Church needs to be a regular reader.”
– Russell Reno, Creighton University

Nova et Vetera has emerged as the finest forum for systematic and moral theology. A must-read for scholars, graduate students, and seminarians.”
– Scott Hahn, University of Steubenville and St. Vincent Seminary

“Seriously intellectual, truly international, and Thomistic in a properly ecumenical sense of the term — in a word, Catholic.”
– Russell Hittinger, William K. Warren Professor of Catholic Studies, University of Tulsa