In this wide ranging and fascinating interview with Ira Pastor, ideaXme exponential health ambassador and founder of Bioquark, Ilia first shares her background and how she developed an interest in science and theology. She goes on to discuss the crucial intersection of science and religion in our time, the special role Omega Center plays in this dialogue, and considers timely topics ranging from her concept of “relational wholeness” to transhumanism, and from the limits of science to “playing God” in the laboratory.
Interview: Uncovering New Ideas and Truths by Integrating Science and Religion
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.
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New Creation is the Center for Christogenesis online magazine dedicated to deepening our awareness of God, Cosmos, and Humanity in a scientific age.
Ω Vision and Ω Spirit cover questions of the theology and spirituality of the Center for Christogenesis worldview. Other areas include our What is God Today? video series, the Visio Divina image gallery, a Resources section with videos and PowerPoints, and the latest from Ilia Delio.
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Dear Ilia, Your gift of insight is prophetic and your hopes and desires for a "New Church" for our time and beyond is certainly challenging. But, beyond equality of gender and removal of old ecclesial structures, what structures or ways of living and worshiping would you promote in our day and beyond? Where do you worship now? How do you reflect the love of God beyond your writing? From a man of hope, MyrtMyrt Rollins