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Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe

Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe

Ilia Delio
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"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible."--Albert Einstein

Ilia Delio makes fascinating sense of the universe, beginning with the story of cosmic evolution, coursing through the meaning of God in evolution and the emergence of Christ, and concluding with new ways of seeing Christ in all things. As Teilhard de Chardin did in The Divine Milieu, Ilia Delio reveals the sacrament of God at work in the world.

She also explores the spiritual evolution within each of us and suggests that it will change the cosmos as well as the church. She shows that we are at a stage in evolution where our choices will determine what happens next.

The Emergent Christ is an antidote to the new atheism that says there is no place in evolution for God, let alone a God of love. It is also a spiritual tonic for Christians interested in understanding their place and purpose in this evolving universe.

Ilia Delio, O.S.F., served as Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, and now teaches at Georgetown. She is the winner of the 2000 Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion. Her other books include Christ in Evolution and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being as well as Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth and Franciscan Prayer (both from Saint Anthony Messenger Press).


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