The Ignatian Lecture
Rethinking Catholicity in an Evolving World
Is the universe ‘catholic’? Sensitive to our world of religious pluralism, this lecture focuses on catholicity as a dynamic principle of attraction or ‘whole-making’ that marks the Big Bang cosmos, biological evolution, and religious evolutionary consciousness, and which breaks open in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Dr. Delio will discuss the meaning of Jesus in light of evolution and the relationship between catholicity and Christogenesis through the work of Teilhard de Chardin.
Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD
Ilia Delio is Director of Catholic Studies and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University
where she concentrates in the area of Science and Religion, and is a recent Senior Research Fellow at Woodstock Theological Center. She holds a doctorate in Pharmacology from Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School and a doctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Dr. Delio’s recent books include The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love and The Emergent Christ. Her new book, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished
Universe, will be published by Orbis Books in 2014.
This lecture is made possible through the Ignatian lecture fund.