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, quite simply, one of the most significant theological journals in the English-speaking world. I would warmly recommend it to anyone interested in the renewal of the Church’s intellectual life.”
– Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

“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

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, Franciscan 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

“Nova et Vetera is invaluable.”
– Janet Smith, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

“Nova et Vetera is the most important theological journal in the Anglosphere.”
– George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

“Among the Catholic academic journals in the English-speaking world, Nova et Vetera offers consistently the most substantive theological articles. Each issue is a tour de force of robust, even outstanding contributions to systematic, historical, philosophical, moral, and spiritual theology. The special feature that Thomas Aquinas is a consistent and common point of reference—combined with the journal’s roots in the patrimony of the Fathers and commitment to engaging contemporary issues–gives the journal welcome theological coherence and assures its intellectual rigor.”
– Reinhard Huetter, Ordinary Professor of Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Catholic University of America