Ilia Delio transcends the debate on evolution and intelligent design to reveal the Christ who is at the center of our lives in a complex universe. She draws on mystics and theologians to show the love of God at the heart of a total redemptive process, not just physical but spiritual, cosmic, and cultural, and taking place in human consciousness.
Christ in Evolution is a lucid antidote to the current crop of "new atheism" books that argue there is no place in the universe for the notion that there may be a God, let alone a God of love. Ilia Delio offers not a "brief" against this notion, but a way of seeing the universe and our place in it with a vision that is more compelling because it is at once faithful to science and infused with spiritual insights that are "ancient and ever new."
Ilia Delio, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. A native of Newark, NJ, she earned doctorates in pharmacology from the New Jersey Medical School/School of Biomedical Sciences and in historical theology from Fordham University, NY, and is the recipient of a notable Templeton Course in Science and Religion award. Founder of the Center for Christogenesis, Delio is the author of seventeen books including The Unbearable Wholeness of Being, Making All Things New, Birth of a Dancing Star, and Re-enchanting the Earth. She lectures internationally on topics including evolution, artificial intelligence, consciousness, and religion.