Professor Ilia Delio The Connelly Chair in Christian Theology Villanova University Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness: Why Wholeness Matters Twentieth century science has introduced a new understanding of wholeness through the triadic relationship of mind, matter and cosmos. Through the lens of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin we will explore how a renewed integration of science and religion can impart a new sense of the whole.
Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness: Why Wholeness Matters
Ilia Delio, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology. Ilia currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University, and is the author of seventeen books including Care for Creation (coauthored with Keith Warner and Pamela Woods) which won two Catholic Press Book Awards in 2009, first place for social concerns and second place in spirituality. Her book The Emergent Christwon a third place Catholic Press Book Award in 2011 for the area of Science and Religion. Her recent books include The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love (Orbis, 2013), which received the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a third place Catholic Press Association Award for Faith and Science. Her most recent book “A Hunger for Wholeness” was published in 2018.