Curriculum vitae

Ilia Delio, O.S.F.

Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Villanova University

800 E. Lancaster Ave.

Villanova, PA  19085


Fordham University

Ph.D., Historical Theology

M.A., Historical Theology

Rutgers University-Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences

Ph.D., Pharmacology

Seton Hall University

M.S., Biology

DeSales University

B.S., Biology 



The Hours of the Universe: Reflections on God, Science and the Human Journey.  New York:  Orbis Books, 2021.

Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion.  New York: Orbis Books, 2020.

Birth of a Dancing Star: My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian.  New York: Orbis Books, 2019.

 A Ferences Imadsag, Budapest, 2019.  This book is a Hungarian translation of my 2004 book Franciscan Prayer.   Cincinnati:  Franciscan Media.

 A Hunger for Wholeness:  Soul, Space and Transcendence.   Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2018.

 Personal Transformation and a New Creation:  The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau.  New York: Orbis Books, 2016.

 Making All Things New:  Catholicity in the 21st Century, vol. 1, Catholicity in an Evolving Universe.  New York: Orbis Books, 2015 (nominated for the 2017 Grawemeyer Award). 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize – shortlisted.

Humanity on the Threshold:  Religious Perspectives on Transhumanism (co-edited with John Haugey, SJ). Christian Philosophical Studies, VI, ed. George McLean.  Washington, D.C.:  Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2014.

 From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe (ed.).   New York: Orbis Books, 2014.

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being:  God, Evolution, and the Power of Love.  New York: Orbis Books, 2013 (2014 Catholic Press Book Award, 3rd Place, Science and Religion; 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award; nominated for the 2014 Grawemeyer Award).

 The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe.   Maryknoll, N.Y.:  Orbis Books, 2011 (2nd printing).  Catholic Press Association Book Award 2012, 3rd Place:  Faith and Science.  (nominated for the 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award).   Translated into Spanish and Italian.

Compassion:  Living in the Spirit of Francis of Assisi.  Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2011.

Christ in Evolution.   Maryknoll, N.Y.:  Orbis Books, 2008 (3rd printing).  Translated into Italian, Polish, and Spanish.

Care for Creation:  A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth (with Keith Warner and Pamela Woods).  Cincinnati:  St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2008.   (2009 Catholic Press Book Award:  1st Place for Social Concerns, 2nd Place for Spirituality.)

Ten Evenings with God.   Ligouri:  Ligouri Press, 2008.

Clare of Assisi: A Heart Full of Love.  Cincinnati:  St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2007.

The Humility of God:  A Franciscan Perspective.  Cincinnati:  St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005.

Franciscan Prayer.  Cincinnati:  St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2004.

A Franciscan View of Creation:  Living in a Sacramental World.  Heritage Series.  Number 2.  Edited by Joseph P. Chinnici.  New York:  The Franciscan Institute, 2003.

Simply Bonaventure:  An Introduction to His Life, Thought and Writings.  New York:  New City Press, 2001.

The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition.  Cincinnati:  St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2001.

 Crucified Love:  Bonaventure’s Mysticism of the Crucified Christ.  Quincy, IL:  Franciscan Press, 1998.

Book Series:

I am General Editor for the book series, Catholicity in an Evolving World, published by Orbis Books.  This is a multi-volume project that examines various aspects of catholicity in light of modern science, theology, and culture.  Eleven books published to date:  

Bergant, Diane. A New Heaven, A New Earth: The Bible and Catholicity, 2016.  Winner of 2017 Catholic Press Book Award, Scripture, 1st Place. 

Bracken, Joseph. Church as Dynamic Life-System: Shared Ministries and Common Responsibilities, 2019. 

Coriden, James. Law, Spirit, and Catholicity, 2018.

Delio, Ilia. Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, and Consciousness, 2015.

Faggioli, Massimo. The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving Toward Global Catholicity, 2020.

Frohlich, Mary. Birthed into Wholeness: Catholicity and Life in the Spirit, 2019. 

Horan, Daniel. Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology, 2019.  Winner of 2019 Excellence in Publishing Award by Association of Catholic Publisher, Theology, 1st Place.  

Hosinski, Thomas E. Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science, and Our Evolving Understanding of God, 2017.  Winner of 2018 Catholic Press Book Award, Faith and Science, 1st Place.

Maldari, Donald C. Christian Ministry in the Divine Milieu: Catholicity, Evolution, and the Reign of God, 2019.  Winner of 2019 Catholic Press Book Award, Theology, 3rd Place.

Olson, Edwin. And God Created Wholeness:  A Spirituality of Catholicity, 2018.  Winner of the 2019 Catholic Press Book Award, Faith and Science, 1st Place.

Russell, Heidi. Source of All Love:  The Trinity and Catholicity, 2017.   Winner of 2018 Catholic Press Book Award, Faith and Science, 2nd Place.


Guest Editor:  Religions.  Special issue on “Catholicity in 21st Century” (Spring, 2021).

Book Chapters:

(2021) “Duns Scotus, Catholicity and the Roots of Process Thought.” In Catholic Theology and Process Reality. Edited by Marc Pugliese and John Becker. Lexington Books.

(2021) “Whither Thou Go, O Universe? Why Religion and Evolution Belong Together.” In Science, Deep Past and Religion. Edited by Lowell Gustafson, David Blanks and Barry Rodrigue.

(2021) “Religion and Posthuman Life: Teilhard’s Noosphere.” In Being Neighbors in a Digital Age. Edited by Ryan Bolger and Calloway. Lexington Books.

(2020) “Theology of Nature or Relational Holism?Building on Teilhard’s Vision.”  In God in the Natural World: Theological Explorations in Appreciation of Denis Edwards.  Edited by Ted Peters and Marie Turner.  Melbourne:  ATF Press.

(2020) “Will Transhumanism Reach Its Omega Point?” Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics. Edited by Ted Peters. Lexington Books.

(2019) “Suffering and Sacrifice in an Unfinished Universe.” In Mimesis and Sacrifice: Applying Girard’s Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines. Edited by Marcia Palley. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

(2018) “The Entangled God of My Heart.” In How I found God in Everyone and Everywhere: Memoirs of Spiritual Return. Edited by Philip Clayton and Andrew David. Monkfish Publishing Co.

(2018) “The Dazzling Light Within.” In What Am I Living For: Lessons from the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton, pp. 151-59. Edited by Jon Sweeney. Ave Maria Press.

(2017) “New Seeds of Contemplation.” In Take and Read: Christian Writers Reflect on Life Most Influential Books, pp. 217-20. Edited by Michael Daley and Dianne Bergant. Berkeley:  Apocryphile Press.

(2016) “Teilhard’s Deep Catholicity and Conscious Evolution.” In Living Cosmology, pp. 81-90. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. New York: Orbis Books.

(2015) “The Influence of Teilhard de Chardin on the Journey of the Universe.” In Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. New York:  Orbis Books. 

(2014) “Theology, Spirituality and Christ the Center: Bonaventure’s Synthesis.” In Bonaventure Handbook.  Edited by Jay Hammond and J.A. Wayne Hellmann.  Leiden:  Brill.

(2012) Introduction to Knowledge for Love: Franciscan Science for the Pursuit of Wisdom. By Keith Warner, O.F.M. New York: Franciscan Institute Publications.

(2012) “The Evolving Human as Cosmotheandric Image.” In Festschrift: Essays in Honor of Joseph Bracken, S.J., pp. 183-99. Edited by Marc Pugliese and Gloria Schaab.  Milwaukee, WI:  Marquette University Press.

(2012) “Creation and Salvation: Franciscan Perspectives.” In Creation and Salvation: A Mosaic of Essays on Selected Classic Christian Theologians. Edited by Ernst Conradie. Vol. 1, Studies in Religion and the Environ­ment/Studien zur Religion und Umwelt. Edited by Sigurd Bergmann.  LIT Verlag.

(2011) “Arriving at a Christocentric Universe” In In Search of the Whole: Twelve Essays on Faith and Academic Life, pp. 111- 28. Edited by John C. Haughey. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

(2010) “Godhead or God Ahead? Rethinking the Trinity in Light of Emergence.” In God, Grace & Creation, pp.  3–22.  Edited by Philip J. Rossi.  New York:  Orbis Books.

(2007) “Clare of Assisi and the Mysticism of Motherhood.” In Franciscan Mendicant Prayer, pp. 31- 62.  Edited by Timothy Johnson.  Leiden:  Brill.

(2007) Introduction to Franciscans and Liturgical Life: Let Us Praise, Adore and Give Thanks. Edited by Elise Saggau. New York: Franciscan Institute.

(2004) “Divine Action in a World of Chaos.” In Science and Religion 2000: From Conflict to Dialogue,  pp. 35-53. Edited by F. Mike.  Czech Republic.

(2004) Introduction to Franciscans and Creation: What is Our Responsibility? Edited by Elise Saggau. New York:  Franciscan Institute.

(2003) “Franciscan Theology, Identity, and Community.” In Franciscan Identity and Contemporary Culture. Edited by Kathleen Warren.  New York:  The Franciscan Institute.

(2002) “The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: Contemporary Concerns.” In The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition. Edited by Elise Saggau. New York:  Franciscan Institute.

(1998) “Mirrors and Footprints: Metaphors of Relationships in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.” In Resource Study for the Study of Franciscan Christology. Edited by Kathleen Moffatt and Crista Maria Thompson. Washington, D.C.:  Franciscan Federation.

Encyclopedia Articles:

(2020) “Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.” Oxford Handbook of Apologists. Edited by Douglas Givett.  Oxford University Press.

(2020) “Modern Science and the Dynamic Spirit.” In T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology. Edited by Jeremy Bone.  Cambridge University Press.

(2013) “Transhumanism.” In New Catholic Encyclopedia. Edited by Robert Fastiggi.   Washington, D.C.:  Catholic University Press.

Journal Articles:

 “Mattering Love into Kinship: The Posthuman as Open Subject.”  Interconnections: Journal of Posthumanism (submitted).

 “Grace-Filled Nature or a Whole New Paradigm? A Response to Faith and Evolution.” Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology, review symposium of Roger Haight’s book Faith and Evolution: A Grace-Filled Naturalism 47.2 (2020): 345-350.

“Religion and Posthuman Life: A Note on Teilhard de Chardin’s Vision.” Toronto Journal of Theology 36.2 (2020): 223-234.

“Suffering and Sacrifice in an Unfinished Universe:  The Energy of Love.” Religions 11.7 (2020): 335-345.  Double-blind review.

 “The Posthuman as Complex Dynamical Personhood:  A Reply to Hyun-Shik Jun.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 9.4 (2020): 16-25.

“Is Artificial Intelligence ‘Artificial?’” Researcher. European Journal of Humanities & Social Science 2.3 (2020): 13-32. Double-blind review.

“Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 54.3 (2019):  306-327.   Double-blind review.

“Trinitizing the Universe:  Teilhard’s Theogenesis and the Dynamism of Love.”  Open Theology 4 (2018): 158-169.  Double-blind review.

“From Aquinas to Teilhard:  Divine Action and the Metaphysics of Love.” Heythrop Journal   LIX (2018):  468-483.

“Is Natural Law Unnatural?  Exploring God and Nature Through Teilhard’s Organic Theology.” Theology and Science 15.3 (2017):  276-288.

“Earth Community and Mercy Consciousness.” Human Development Magazine 36 (2016): 19-27.

“Transhumanism or Ultrahumanism? Teilhard de Chardin on Technology, Religion and Evolution.” Theology and Science 10.2 (2012): 153-166.

“Seeing Christianity as a Religion of Evolution and the Implications for Religious Life.” LCWR: The Occasional Papers (2012):  3-10.

“Eco-Christology:  Living in Creation as the Body of Christ.”  Human Development 33.1 (2012):  3-9.

“Faith and the Cosmos: Can Catholic Universities Foster Dialogue Between Religion and Science?” America Magazine (2011): 15-19.

“From Metaphysics to Kataphysics: Bonaventure’s Good Creation.” Scottish Journal of Theology 64.2 (2011): 161-167.

“Is the World A Problem?  A Teilhardian Response.” Teilhard Studies 60 (2010):  1–26.

“Religious Pluralism and the Coincidence of Opposites.” Theological Studies 70.4 (2009): 822-844.

“Is Creation Really Good?  Bonaventure’s Position.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83.1 (2009): 1-22.

“Is Spirituality the Future of Theology?  Insights from Bonaventure.” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 8.2 (2008): 148-155.

“Theology, Metaphysics and the Centrality of Christ.” Theological Studies 68.2 (2007): 254-273.

“Christology from Within.” Heythrop Journal 48.3 (2007):  458-467.

“Christ and Extraterrestrial Life.” Theology and Science 5.3 (2007):  249-265.

“Cosmic Christology in the Thought of Zachary Hayes.” Franciscan Studies 65 (2007): 107-120.

“Evangelical Life:  Living in the Ecological Christ.”  Franciscan Studies 64 (2006):  475-506.

“Are We at Home in the Cosmos? A Franciscan Perspective.” New Theology Review 18.4 (2005):  31-39.

“Is Creation Eternal?”  Theological Studies 66.2 (2005):  279-303.

“Clare of Assisi and the Body of Christ.” The Cord 55.4 (2005):  150-161.

“The Franciscan Path to Peace.” The Cord 54.6 (2004):  282-291.

“Identity and Contemplation in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.” Studies in Spirituality 14 (2004):  139-152.

“Revisiting the Franciscan Doctrine of Christ.” Theological Studies 64.1 (2003):  3-23.

“Artificial Intelligence and Christian Salvation:  Compatibility or Competition?”  New Theology Review 16.4 (2003):  39-51.

“Brain Science and the Biology of Belief:  A Theological Response.” Zygon 38.3 (2003): 373- 385.

“Does God ‘Act’ in Creation?  A Bonaventurian Response.” Heythrop Journal 44.3 (2003):  328-344.

“Are We Wired for God?”  New Theology Review 16.1 (2003):  31-43.

“Identity and Difference in Bonaventure’s Legenda maior.”  Studies in Spirituality 13 (2003):  199-211.

“Francis and the Body of Christ.” The Cord 53.1 (2003):  26-35.

“Clare of Assisi:  Beauty and Transformation.” Studies in Spirituality 12 (2002):  68-81.

“Francis and the Humility of God.”  The Cord 51.2 (2001):  58-69.

“Mirrors and Footprints: Metaphors of Relationships in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.” Studies in Spirituality 10 (2000): 167-181.  Reprinted in Laurentianum 41.3 (2000):  455-471.

“Mystics and the Cosmic Nature of Christ.”  New Theology Review 13.3 (2000):  45-55.

“Francis of Assisi and Global Consciousness.”  The Cord 49.6 (1999):  273-288.

“Bonaventure’s Metaphysics of the Good.” Theological Studies. 60 (1999):  228-246.

“Keeping Current in Spirituality.” New Theology Review 12.4 (1999):  71-74.

“The Renaissance of Franciscan Theology: Retrieving the Tradition of the Good.” Spirit and Life:  A Journal of Contemporary Franciscanism 8 (1999):  21-41.

“Bonaventure and Bernard:  On Human Image and Mystical Union.” Cistercian Studies 34.2 (1999):  251-263.

“The Humility of God in a Scientific World.”  New Theology Review 11.3 (1998):  36-49.

“The Dangerous Memory of Francis.” The Cord 48.5 (1998): 218-223.

“The Role of the Crucified in Bonaventure’s Writings.” Studia Mystica 14 (1998):  13-21.

“From Prophecy to Mysticism:  Bonaventure’s Eschatology in Light of Joachim of Fiore.”  Traditio 52 (1997):  152-177.

“Toward A New Theology of Franciscan Contemplation: The Mysticism of the Historical Event.”  Cord 46 (1996):  131-140.

“The First Catholic Social Gospelers: Women Religious in the Nineteenth Century.”  U.S. Catholic Historian 13 (1995): 1-22.

“The Canticle of Brother Sun: A Song of Christ Mysticism.” Franciscan Studies 52 (1992):  1-22


Center for Christogenesis:

February 8, 2021: “Love as the Bridge Between Science and Religion.”

January 26, 2021: “Marshall McLuhan: A Prophet of Teilhard’s Vision.”

January 11, 2021: “Insurrection or Evolution? What Is Happening in Our Midst?”

January 1, 2021: “How Shall We Enter into 2021?”

December 22, 2020: “A Christmas Reflection.”

December 14, 2020: “Divine Love in an Imperfect World.”

November 25, 2020: “The Human Revolution and Christogenesis.”

November 9, 2020: “Human Potential in an Age of Anxiety.”

October 12, 2020: “Christogenesis By Any Other Name?”

September 30, 2020: “Why the ‘Center for Christogenesis?’”

September 1, 2020: “Social Justice Without Cosmic Theology Is Blind.”

August 15, 2020: “Understanding the Christic in an Open Universe.”

August 4, 2020: “Christic Center.”

July 28, 2020: “Gratitude and Naming the Future.”

July 13, 2020: “What Doors Can Open in a State of Concussion?”

June 29, 2020: “Co-Creating a New America: Getting Beyond Racism by Re-Making Religion.”

June 3, 2020: “Racism and the American Dream.”

May 28, 2020: “Church and New Creation.”

May 12, 2020: “Church of the Planet.”

April 29, 2020: “The Ineffable Bond of Love.”

April 20, 2020: “The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic: What Would Teilhard Say?”

April 13, 2020: “Do Not Be Afraid.”

April 6, 2020: “Internet Easter.”

March 23, 2020: “The Pandemic Mirror.”

March 16, 2020: “Dear God.”

March 9, 2020: “Hope in a Time of Crisis.”

March 4, 2020: “Evolution, Posthumanism, and the New Catholicity.”

February 25, 2020: “A Lenten Invitation.”

February 10, 2020: “Fire Burns, and So Does Love.”

January 14, 2020: “Praying in Teilhard’s Universe.”

December 31, 2019: “New Year 2020.”

November 18, 2019: “Suffering and Pain in an Unfinished Universe.”

November 4, 2019: “Jesus Christ: The New Singularity of Cosmic Evolution.”

October 15, 2019: “Theological Praxis for Posthuman Life.”

October 8, 2019: “Cyborg Life and Paschal Mystery.”

September 30, 2019: “The Cosmic Christ and Revolution.”

September 24, 2019: “Warming, Warming, Gone! Who Will Survive Climate Change?”

September 23, 2019: “Religious Life in a Posthuman Age.”

September 16, 2019: “Contemplation and Vision.”

September 12, 2019: “Artificial Intelligence and Human Desire: Can a Robot Truly Love?”

September 9, 2019: “Race and Axial Consciousness.”

September 3, 2019: “The Future of Tradition.”

August 19, 2019: “On Sex, Gender, and Personhood.”

August 6, 2019: “Reconceiving Religious Life in the 21st Century.”

July 29, 2019: “Immigration, Evolution, and Wholeness.”

July 20, 2019: “Consciousness and Personal Identity.”

July 5, 2019: “Theology Needs a Radical Revisioning.”

June 23, 2019: “The Problem of Evil.”

June 10, 2019: “The Rainbow of Pride.”

June 10, 2019: “Changes in the Church: Momentary Crisis or a New Epoch of Consciousness?”

May 27, 2019: “For the Love of Matter: Mind, Matter and God.”

May 19, 2019: “Love Out of Darkness.”

April 30, 2019: “One Eye, One Self, One God.”

April 23, 2019: “The Resurrection and the Beginning of a New Earth.”

April 22, 2019: “Dead and Alive.”

April 16, 2019: “Suffering and Death: A Reflection.”

April 5, 2019: “Catholic to the Core.”

March 26, 2019: “Relational Holism.”

March 19, 2019: “Being as Love.”

March 11, 2019: “Are Non-Dual Teachings Deemed Heretical by the Church?”

March 1, 2019: “Can Prayer Increase Positive Energy in the Universe?”

February 17, 2019: “Atonement and Evolution.”

February 6, 2019: “Theistic Evolution: A New Religious Story.”

February 4, 2019: “In Support of Teilhard’s Vision.”

February 1, 2019: “How to Let Go of Regrets.”

January 15, 2019: “Are We Cyborgs?”

December 17, 2018: “A New People for a New World: Further Reflections on Christmas.”

November 24, 2018: “Evolution and Radical Love.”

October 23, 2018: “Can a Thinking Heart Make Us Whole?”

September 7, 2018: “Schism or Evolution?”

August 28, 2018: “Death in the Church: Is New Life Ahead?”

July 12, 2018: “Towards a Renewal of the Whole.”

June 28, 2018: “Teilhard de Chardin: A Big Thinker for a Big Universe.”

April 12, 2018: “Why We Need to Talk About Christianity as Planetary Faith.”

March 26, 2018: “Easter Message: Faith-Shaking Resurrection.”

March 7, 2018: “Beyond Patriarchy and Gender: Towards Personhood.”

February 27, 2018: “Towards Omega: Jet Skis or Scuba Diving?”

January 26, 2018: “Mindfulness and Deep Relationality.”

December 23, 2017: “God Loves to Do New Things.”

 December 7, 2017: “Incarnating the Universe: Matter Matters to God.”

October 16, 2017: “A Reply to Richard Rohr on the Cosmic Christ.”

September 25, 2017: “A Response to John Haught’s A New Cosmic Story.

August 29, 2017: “God as Mystery.”

August 17, 2017: “Despite the News, We Belong to One Another.”

July 20, 2017: “What Does It Mean to Live in Evolution?”

July 7, 2017: “Finding Our Way in an Evolutionary World.”

March 1, 2017: “Do We Make a Difference to God?”

February 2, 2017: “Love in an Age of Distrust.”

January 2, 2017: “God is Born Again and Again.”

December 5, 2016: “Waiting in an Unfinished Universe.”

November 7, 2016: “The Depth of Love in a Shallow Culture.”

October 3, 2016: “What is God?”

September 5, 2016: “Love as the Bridge Between Science and Religion.”

August 29, 2016: “Can Science Heal Our World?”

August 1, 2016: “Love at the Heart of the Cosmos.”

Global Sisters Report:

December 1, 2020: “The Modern Vision of Pope Francis in a Medieval Church.”

October 19, 2020: “Fratelli Tutti: Papal Dreams or Vatican Diversion?”

February 11, 2020: “God Can Emerge in New Ways Through Teilhard’s ‘Troubled Worship.’”

October 3, 2019: “Way of Posthuman Life Could Revitalize Religious Communities.”

September 19, 2019: “Religious Life in a Post-Human Age.”

July 15, 2019: “Evolution Is Our Fundamental Reality.”

July 1, 2019: “Theology Needs Radical Revisioning.”

September 12, 2018: “Religious Life in the Future.”

September 5, 2018: “Is New Life Ahead in the Church?”

April 10, 2018: “A World Without Gender.”

January 9, 2018: “Time to Become Ultrahuman.”

August 30, 2017: “Evolution and Social Justice, Nature Itself.”

June 27, 2017: “What Would Teilhard Say? Evolve or Be Annihilated.”

April 18, 2017: “Can a Renewal of Inner Space Help Heal the Earth?”

January 23, 2017: “Discovering the True Self in God with Merton’s Guidance.”

December 29, 2016: “Can Consumer People Be Christmas People?”

November 15, 2016: “Quantum Edge Catholicity.”

August 16, 2016: “Is Religious Life Attentive to Jesus?”

July 25, 2016: “God in the Midst of Pain.”

April 4, 2016: “Politics, Teilhard, and the World’s Future.”

March 7, 2016: “Living in a Wavy Universe.”

January 7, 2016: “Mercy and the Humility of God.”

November 30, 2015: “Laudato Si’ and Vatican III.”

September 27, 2015: “Beatrice Bruteau, Pope Francis and Global Community.”

June 30, 2015: “Lex Credenda, Lex Vivendi: A Response to Laudato Si.’”

May 11, 2015: “A New Level of Thinking About Creation.”

March 30, 2015: “Radical Forgiveness: Lessons from Nature.”

March 4, 2015: “Why the Earth Won’t Green Without Us.”

February 9, 2015: “Brother Mango and Eternal Life.”

December 30, 2014: “2015: The Year of Love.”

December 9, 2014: “God Is Always New.”

November 17, 2014: “Why Transhumanism Will Transform the Church?”

October 13, 2014: “Harnessing the Energies of Love.”

September 3, 2014: “Are Ecology and Technology Competing Myths?”

July 21, 2014: “The Church and the Divided Brain.”

June 3, 2014: “Is a ‘Common Good’ Possible?”

May 8, 2014: “Renewing the Conversation Between Faith and Science.”

May 7, 2014: “New Vision.”

Also published in National Catholic Reporter:

July 15, 2019: “Evolution Is Our Fundamental Reality.”

July 3, 2019: “Theology Needs Radical Revisioning.”

August 30, 2017: “Evolution and Social Justice, Nature Itself.”

January 23, 2017: “Discovering the True Self in God with Merton’s Guidance.”

April 4, 2016: “Politics, Teilhard, and the World’s Future.”

March 8, 2016: “Living in a Wavy Universe.”

June 30, 2015: “Lex Credenda, Lex Vivendi: A Response to Laudato Si.’”

December 31, 2014: “2015: The Year of Love.”

December 9, 2014: “God Is Always New.”

July 22, 2014: “The Church and the Divided Brain.”

May 8, 2014: “Renewing the Conversation Between Faith and Science.”

Review of Manuscripts:

Review of book:  Jean Maalouf, “Teilhard’s Proposition for Peace: Rediscovering the Fire” for Heythrop Journal 6.1 (2020):  203-204.

Review of book manuscript for Lexington Books:  Intersubjectivity in an Event-Filled World.  328 pages. May 2020.

Review of journal article: Jean Rachel Davies, “Bonaventure, the Body and the Aesthetics of Salvation” for Heythrop Journal. February 2020.

Review of article: “The History of Humanity and the Future of Transhumanism” for Zygon: Journal of Science and Religion. January 16, 2020.

Review of manuscript for video production: “Will God Survive Science?”  Boston Museum of Science. January 14, 2020.

Review of article: “Posthuman Subjectivity and Singularity in the Nature-Culture Continuum” for Social Epistemology. October 19, 2019.

Review of article: “Mythopoetic imagination as a source of critique and reconstruction:  alternative storylines about our place in cosmos” for Journal of Big History. February 2019.

Review of article: “Artificial Intelligence and the Secularization of Thought” for Journal of Political Theology (2018).

Review of article: “Is Alexa My Neighbor? The Religious Future of Home A.I. Devices” for Zygon: Journal of Science and Religion (2018).

Review of article: “Quantum Mechanics and an Ontology of Intersubjectivity:  Perils and Promises” for Open Theology for Open Theology, issue on “Intersubjectivity and Reciprocal Causality.” April 21, 2018.

Review of article: “The Dignity of Being a Cause” for Open Theology, issue on “Intersubjectivity and Reciprocal Causality.” February 6, 2018.

Review of article: “Reading Rahner’s Evolutionary Christology with Bonaventure” for Philosophy and Theology.  November 27, 2017.

Review of article: “Rewilding Spirituality:  A Biblical Theology of Wilderness Spirituality” for Theological Studies.October 16, 2017.

Review of Book manuscript:  Teilhard in America by Susan K. Sack for Catholic University of America Press. September 8, 2017.

Review of article: “The Neurophenomenology of Religious Experience: Contributions from Neurotheology” for Open Theology. July 18, 2017.

Book Review:  The World in the Trinity:  Open-Ended Systems in Science and Religion by Joseph Bracken.  Theological Studies 77.1 (March 2016).

Book Review:  Resting on the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe by John F. Haught.  Horizons 42 (December 2016):  418- 419.

Book Review: Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.  By Elizabeth A. Johnson, 2014.  Horizons 41 (December 2014):  353-355.

Book Review:  Rescuing Religion:  How Faith Can Survive Its Encounter with Science.  By John Van Hagen.   Polebridge Press, 2012.  Theological Studies 74.1 (March 2013).

Book Review: The One, The Many and the Trinity.  By Marc Pugliese.  Washington, D.C.:  Catholic University of America Press, 2011.   Theological Studies 73.1 (2012):  254.

Book Review:  An Ethics of Biodiversity: Christianity, Ecology, and the Variety of Life.  By Kevin J. O’Brien.  Washington:  Georgetown University, 2010.  Theological Studies 72.3 (2011):  687-688.

Book Review:  Making Sense of Evolution.  By John F. Haught.  Westminster:  John Knox, 2009.  America (March 15, 2010): 23-24.

Book Review: Creation’s Diversity: Voices from Theology and Science. Edited by William Drees, Hubert Meisinger and Taede A. Smedes.  New York:  T&T Clark, 2008. Worship 83 (July 2009).

Book Review:  The Constant Fire by Adam Frank.  America. June 8-15, 2009.

Book Review:  The Sky is Not a Ceiling: An Astronomer’s Faith.  By Aileen O’Donoghue.  Maryknoll, New York:  Orbis Books, 2007.   America (November 5, 2007):  36-38.

Book Review:  Writings on the Spiritual Life.  Introduction and Notes by F. Edward Coughlin.  Volume X, Works of St. Bonaventure.  Edited by Robert J. Karris.  New York:  Franciscan Institute, 2006.   The Cord 57.3 (2007):  344-345.

Book Review: Through Holiness to Wisdom: The Nature of Theology According to St. Bonaventure. By Gregory LaNave. Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2005.  Theological Studies (Fall, 2006).

Book Review:  Love Without Calculation:  A Reflection on Divine Kenosis.  By David N. Power.  New York:  Crossroad, 2005.  Horizons 35 (March 2005):  152-153.

Book Review:  In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being:  Panentheistic Reflections on God’s Presence in a Scientific World.  Edited by Philip Clayton and Arthur Peacocke. Grand Rapids, MI:  William B. Eerdmans, 2004.  New Theology Review (2005): 88–89.

Book Review: A Call to Piety: St. Bonaventure’s Collations on the Six Days.  By C. Colt Anderson.  Quincy, IL:  Franciscan Press, 2002.  Theological Studies (2004).

Book Review:  In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit. By Noreen L. Herzfeld.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2002.  New Theology Review (2003):  90-91.

Book Review:  The Grand Option: personal transformation and a new creation. By Beatrice Bruteau.  Gethsemani Studies in Psychological and Religious Anthropology. Edited by Ernest Daniel Carrere, O.C.S.O.  Notre Dame:  University of Notre Dame Press, 2001. Spiritual Life (Fall, 2002).

Book Review:  Mystical Women, Mystical Body.  By Owen F. Cummings. Portland:  Pastoral Press, 2000.   New Theology Review 15.1 (2002):  95-96.

Book Review:  The Soul in Ascent:  Bonaventure on Poverty, Prayer, and Union with God.  By Timothy J. Johnson.  Quincy, IL:  Franciscan Press, 2000.  Franciscan Studies (Fall, 2001):  275-278.

Book Review:  Doors of Understanding:  Conversations in Global Spirituality. Edited by Steven L. Chase.  Quincy, IL: Franciscan Press, 1998.  In New Theology Review (Summer, 1998).

Book Review:  Window to the Divine:  A Theology of Creation.  By Zachary Hayes.  Quincy, IL:  Franciscan Press, 1997.  In New Theology Review 11 (1998):  80-81.

Interviews and Documentaries:

November 16, 2020: Contemporary Spirituality: “An Interview with Mike Matteuzzi on Birth of a Dancing Star.”

August 5, 2020: Vox: “What Christianity Is and What It Could Be.”

July 26, 2020:  The Bible for Normal People: “Grounding God in Evolution.”

June 13, 2020:  What Is Life? “A Philosophical Conversation with Tim Freke and Ilia Delio.”

January 14, 2020: Fuller Curated: “Ilia Delio on Digital Dualism.”

December 12, 2019: Centre for Catholic Studies Podcast: “Ilia Delio: Living Creation Theology: Franciscan Contributions.”

November 22, 2019:  ideaXme: “Integrating Science and Religion to Uncover New Ideas and Truths.”

September 18, 2019: Vox: “Religion and Robots.”

October 15, 2018: Homebrewed Christianity Podcast: “The Entangled God of My Heart.”

June 6, 2018: Phone interview with John Miller for story on AI – America Magazine.

May 18, 2018: Phone interview with Jack Jenkins for article “Can the Church Keep Up with Artificial Intelligence?”

June 1, 2018: Audio interview for The Christian Transhumanism Podcast.

March 30, 2018: Theology in Dialogue: “Part II: Creativity, Novelty, and Future.”

March 16, 2018: Theology in Dialogue: “Part I: Doing Theology in an Unfinished Universe.”

January 10, 2018: Audio interview for Voice of America on “AI and Humanity.” Quoted in US News and World Report on “How Your Smartphone May Be Making You Unhappy.” February 13, 2018.

July 24, 2017: Audio interview for Omega Center: “Creating an Interior Universe.”

December 7, 2017: Interview for Three Bridges West, CA: “A Hunger for Wholeness,” PBS documentary on Consciousness and Mysticism.

November 28, 2016: Audio interview with Ilia Delio for Omega Center: “Harnessing Love in Changing and Challenging Times.”

October 31, 2016: Audio interview with Ilia Delio. Omega Center: “Love in the Midst of Suffering.”

March 28, 2011: Interview for Progressive

March 20, 2011:  U.S. Catholic, Universal Savior:  Ilia Delio Reimagines Christ.

The Emergent Christ and Evolutionary Catholicism, The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity.

Sr. Ilia Delio and the intersection of Science and Religion, The Austin Statesman.

Lectures 2015 – 2020:

* Lectures in March – June 2020 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 December 10, 2020: “New Materialism, Relational Holism, and Posthuman Life,” The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science.

November 14, 2020: “Cosmic Hope in a Time of Crisis,” The School for Contemplative Living.

October 17, 2020: “Love and the Evolution of Consciousness,” The Aspen Chapel, Colorado.

October 7, 2020: “Ethics of COVID-19,” Panelist, Department of Theology, Villanova University.

September 21, 2020: “Earth: A Mirror of God,” Mercy Week Keynote Speaker, Maria College, Albany, New York.

March 12, 2020: “Birth of a Dancing Star: My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian,” St. Augustine Center, Villanova University.

 February 20, 2020: Voices of Inspiration Endowed Lecture Series, Baldwin Wallace University:

  • Lecture on “Deep Relationality and a New Religion of the Earth”
  • Lecture on “Evolution and the Dynamism of God”
  • Lecture on “The Emerging Posthuman: What Are We Becoming?”

February 5, 2020:  Sacred Heart University—Honorary Doctorate

  • Convocation talk:   “Learning to Love the Whole”
  • Bergoglio lecture:   “Evolution, Posthumanism and the New Catholicity”

November 23, 2019: AAR Meeting, San Diego. Talk on “Suffering and Sacrifice in an Unfinished Universe.”

November 7, 2019: Franciscan Legacy Conference: University of Durham UK. Talk on “Creation Theology in the Context of Modern Science:  The Franciscan Contribution.”

November 1, 2019:  Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. Talk on “The Posthuman in the Second Axial Period.”

October 21-23, 2019:  Public Theology and Technology of Presence, UC-Berkeley.  Talk on “The Rise of Techno Sapiens:  Are We Becoming Extinct?”

September 14, 2019: Anglican Franciscan Conference, New York City. Talk on “Evolution and the Primacy of Christ.”

April 16, 2019: Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture, St. Norbert College, WI.

November 9-10, 2018: Villanova Conference, The Inside Story:  Consciousness, Nature and Transcendence. Lecture: “Can Matter Transcend Alone?  Insights from the Mystics.”

November 3, 2018: St. Benedict’s College, Duluth, MN.  Keynote speaker: “The Logic of Love.”

October 9, 2018:  Villanova University, Theology Department.  Panelist on Faith, Reason and Culture.

July 20-21, 2018: Omega Center Conference, Kansas City, Keynote:  “Why Christianity Is a Religion of Evolution:  Teilhard’s Vision.”

June 24-30, 2018: Institute for Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS), Star Island, New Hampshire.  Keynote speaker on topic: “Artificial Intelligence:  Who’s in Control?”

June 7-10, 2018: Madaleva Institute of Spirituality, Keynote Presenter:  “A Hunger for Wholeness:  Exploring the Inner-Outer Universe.”

May 20-25, 2018: Maryknoll Institute of Theology, Keynote Presenter: “Evolution and the Unfinished Self.”

May 6, 2018:   Norbertine Abbey, Paoli, PA:   The Phyllis Martin Lecture, “The Challenges of Living in a Sacramental World.”

April 27, 2018:  Cambridge University-St. Edmunds College, UK, The Von Hügel Lecture: “AI, Digital Dualism and the Loss of Wonder.”

April 20, 2018:  St. Joseph’s College, Brentwood, New York, “Christian Life, Cyborg Life: Evolution and the Unfinished Self.”

April 2, 2018:  Johns Hopkins University, Lecture on “AI and the Future Human.”

March 23, 2018: “Integral Ecology and Common Good” Conference.  St. Thomas More College-University of Saskatchewan.

March 22-23, 2018:  University of Saskatchewan—St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon, C.A., Leslie and Irene DubéEndowed Lecture in Catholic Studies: “Integral Ecology and the Search for Wholeness.”

February 15, 2018:  Rothko Chapel Lecture, Houston Texas, “Divine Mystery and Global Consciousness.”

November 30, 2017:  Neumann University, “Living in a Sacramental World.”

November 3-4, 2017: University of North Georgia, Mountaintop Lectures, “God, Evolution and the Power of Love.”

October 5, 2017:  Siena College, “Are We at Home in the Cosmos?”

August 9-10, 2017:  The Living School: Center for Action and Contemplation, “Evolution and the Unfinished Self.”

July 14, 2017:   Ignatius Brady Lecture, St. Bonaventure University, “Bonaventure and the Centrality of Love.”

July 13, 2017:   University of Dayton, Lay Marianist Assembly Keynote Address,  “Saying ‘Yes’ in an Unfinished Universe.”

April 20, 2017:  Madeleva Lecture, St. Mary’s Notre Dame, “A Hunger for Wholeness:  Soul, Space and Transcendence.”

April 6, 2017:  Department of Theology, Villanova University, “Doing Theology in an Unfinished Universe.”

March 30, 2017:  Buffalo, New York, Canisius College/Newman Center, SUNY-Buffalo: “Consciousness and the New Cosmology: The Search for Wholeness.”

February 23, 2017:  Vivian Lamb Lecture, Villanova University: “Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness:  Why Wholeness Matters.”

November 18-19, 2016: Kerley Lectures, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Houston TX,  “What Are We Becoming With Our Technologies?”

November 17, 2016: University of Pikeville, “Science and Religion:  Beyond Dialogue.”

October 10, 2016: King’s College Lecture, “Are We At Home in the Cosmos? A Franciscan View of Creation.”

September 11, 2016: Orbis Lecture, “Evolution and the Power of Love”

September 22, 2016: Zahm Lecture, University of Portland: “Becoming Whole: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness”

April 11, 2015: “Christian Faith and Deep Ecology:  Is Technology Changing Who We Are?”

10th Annual Fr. Wil Illies Memorial Lecture, Christ Church Neuman Center, St. Cloud, MN.

April 8, 2015: “Are Ecology and Technology Competing Myths?” Stanley I. Stuber Lecture, Colgate Rochester Divinity School.

April 7, 2015: “Big Bang Ecology and Conscious Evolution,” Stuber Lecture, Colgate Rochester Divinity School.

March 28, 2015: “Beyond Dialogue:  Christogenesis and Conscious Evolution,” Merton Centennial Lecture, Bellarmine University.

January 14, 2015: “Christ in Evolution,” Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA.

Lectures 1997-2014:

October 29, 2014: “Education and Evolution,” Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York, New York.

September 20, 2014: “Identity and the Catholic University:  Culture or Epistemology?”  Kings College, Wilkes Barre, PA.

June 4, 2014: “Evolution and the Primacy of Christ: From Scotus to Teilhard,” Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury, UK.

April 27, 2014: “Christ in Evolution,” King’s University College, London, ON.

April 25, 2014: “Catholicity in an Evolving Universe,” The Ignatian Lecture, St. Jerome’s University.

November 26- December 9, 2013: Theology and Science series, Sisters of Mercy, New Zealand.

November 14, 2013: “Christ the Future,” Albertus Magnus Lecture, Dominican University.

August 14, 2013: “Religious Life on the Edge of the Universe,” LCWR Keynote Address, Orlando, FL.

July 13, 2013: “Education, Evolution and the Emergent Christ,” Religious of the Sacred Heart, Atherton, CA.

July 20, 2013: “Franciscan life in Evolution,” Keynote address, Franciscan Federation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 November 9, 2012: “A Post Human World?  Technology and the Future of Humanity.”  Shannon Chair Lecture, Nazareth College.

October 6, 2012: “Leadership in an Age of Science,” Sr. Rose McPhee Lecture, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas.

October 2, 2012: “Faith and the Cosmos,” Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA.

September 15, 2012: “Christ in Evolution,” Sylvania College, Toledo, OH.

July 4, 2012: “Why Francis?  Claim the Gift.”  Secular Franciscans Quinqennial Conference.

April 17, 2012: “Teilhard de Chardin, Transhumanism and Ultrahumanism,” LeMoyne College.

March 30, 2012: “The Origin and Goal of the Scientific Vocation,” Seton Hall University.

January 30, 2012: “Teilhard de Chardin, Transhumanism and Ultrahumanism,” Colorado State University.

September 19, 2011: “Teilhard de Chardin, Transhumanism and Ultrahumanism,” Georgetown University.

September 8, 2011: “Ecclesia Mulieris: Living as Image in the Body of Christ.”  St. Francis University, Joliet IL.

April 14, 2011: “Theology After Darwin: Toward a New Religious Future,” Catholic Heritage Series Lecture, Seattle University.

November 19, 2010: “Teilhard de Chardin, Technology and Transhumanism:  Are We Still in Christogenesis?”  Teilhard for the 21st Century.  Santa Clara University.

October 4, 2010: “The Ecology of Peace Making,” St. Francis Parish, Raleigh, NC.

July 6, 2010: “Creation as the Body of God,” Keynote for Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 25, 2010: “Are We at Home in the Cosmos?”  Providence College.

April 16, 2010: “The Universal Christ in a Plurality of Differences,” Keynote address, Center of Spirituality, University of San Diego.

March 25, 2010: “Christ in Evolution” Brescia University, Kentucky.

March 16, 2010: “Does Theology Need Spirituality?”  Archdiocese of Chicago.

November 9, 2009: “Franciscans and Science:  A Natural Attraction,” Villanova University.

October 22, 2009: “Evolution and Transhumanism:  What Are We Becoming?”  Science and Religion Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

May 30, 2009: “Godhead or God Ahead?  Rethinking the Trinity in Light of Emergence,” Plenary Talk, Catholic Theological Society, University of Notre Dame.

April 17-18, 2009: “A Radically Amazing Universe.”   Prairiewoods Spiritual Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

January 28, 2009: “The Evolution of Techno Sapiens: Implications for Christian Life,” Cabrini College.

November 7, 2008: “Finding God in Creation,” Marian College.

November 7, 2008: “Franciscans and Science,” Marian College.

November 4, 2008: “Duns Scotus and the God of Generous Love.”  Holy Land Franciscan Monastery.

May 16, 2008: “God, What is Your Last Name?”  Diocese of Singapore.

April 3, 2008: “Evolution and Transcendence:  Towards a Christic Universe.” Niebur Lecture. Siena College.

November 15, 2007: “Is Being ‘Good’ or Goodness ‘Being’?”  2007 Aquinas Lecture.  Emory University.

August 11, 2007: “God-Talk in the TOR Rule: What is God Saying to Us?”   Neumann College, Aston, PA.

May 5, 2006: “Bonaventure and Creatio Ex Amore.”  Fortieth Medieval Congress.  Kalamazoo, Michigan.

October 29, 2006: “Christian Life in a World of Change.”  Presidential Inauguration Lecture. Washington Theological Union.

March 30, 2006: “Bonaventure:  The Person, Theologian and Mystic.”  Keynote address. Cardinal Stritch University. Milwaukee, WI.

September 16, 2005: “Franciscan Selfhood, Service and Society.”  Keynote address.  Felician College Convocation. Lodi, New Jersey.

October 29-31, 2004: “The Role of the Human Person in the Web of Life and in Creation:  A

Response to David Tracy.”  USCCB Conference, The Person, the Poor and the Common Good: A Catholic Dialogue on the Environment.  University of St. Thomas.

November 8, 2003: “Does God ‘Act’ in Creation?” Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C.

December 3, 2003: “Franciscan Identity and Postmodernity:  Crisis or Challenge?”  Society of the Atonement, Graymoor, New York.

August 8, 2003: “Bonaventure and the Humility of God.” Neumann College, Aston, PA.

August 7, 2003: “Response to Zachary Hayes.” Neumann College, Aston, PA.

May 9, 2003: “God as Gift in Bonaventure’s Thought.” A Roundtable discussion on Bonaventure, Scotus, Ockham and Postmodern Thought.  Thirty-Eighth Medieval Congress. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

November 13, 2002: “Incarnation, Image of God and Artificial Intelligence.”  Metanexus: Center for Science and Religion, Philadelphia, PA.

October 25, 2002: “Franciscan Spirituality.”  Franciscan Mission Service, Washington, D.C.

May 24, 2002: “Franciscan Theology, Identity and Community,” Fifth Annual Franciscan Center

Symposium, “Exploring Franciscan Identity in Our Culture Today.”  Washington Theological Union.

May 4, 2002: “Difference and Identity:  A Postmodern Reading of Bonaventure’s Legenda  maior.”  Thirty-Seventh Medieval Congress.  Kalamazoo, Michigan.

February 27, 2002: “Why God Won’t Go Away? A Response to Andrew Newberg.”  American Academy for the Advancement of Science.  Washington, D.C.

November 28, 2001: “God’s Action in a World of Chaos.” Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.

October 13, 2001: “Following Christ in an Evolutionary World:  The Franciscan Vocation Today.” Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey,.

May 25, 2001: “The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition:  Contemporary Concerns.”   Franciscan Center Symposium, Washington Theological Union.

March 28, 2001: “Christ, Humanity, and the Axis of Freedom.”  The Ramon Lull Lecture, Steubenville University.

October 12-14, 2000: “Divine Action in a World of Chaos:  The Power of God’s Humility.” Palacky University, Czech Republic.

May 6, 2000: “The Double Image of Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum.”  Thirty-fifth Annual Medieval Congress.  Kalamazoo, Michigan.

August 19, 1999: “Franciscan Life in Evolution:  Towards a Christic Universe.”  Thirty-fourth Franciscan Federation Conference.  Columbus, Ohio.

June 30, 1999: “Chaos Theory and the Goodness of God.”  Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C.

February 20, 1999: “Becoming a New Creation in Christ.”  Fourth Annual Conference for Women Religious.  Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

May 20, 1998: “The Renaissance of Franciscan Theology:  Retrieving the Tradition of the Good.” Washington Theological Union.

September 18, 1997: “Christ Mysticism in Bonaventure.” Villanova University.

May 12, 1997: “Bonaventure of Bagnoregio and Bernard of Clairvaux:   Human Image and the Role of Christ in Mystical Union.”  32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo.


 December 4-8, 2020: “The Infinite Within: Who We Are and What We Are Called to Be,” Center for Christogenesis.

November 20, 2020: “Why Do We Fear? Exploring Human Potential in an Age of Anxiety,” Center for Christogenesis.

October 24, 2020: “The Infinite Within,” Center for Christogenesis.

June 26, 2020: “The God Revolution: Beyond Racism and the Remaking of Religion,” Center for Christogenesis.

May 8, 2020: “The Sacrament of Everyday Life,” Center for Christogenesis.

April 3, 2020: “Hope in a Time of Crisis,” Center for Christogenesis.

December 6-8, 2019: “Living in Relational Wholeness: Love at the Heart of the Cosmos,” Center for Christogenesis.

October 18, 2019: “Becoming a New People for a New Planet: Exploring the Dynamism of Nature,” Canadian Memorial United Church, Vancouver, BC.

September 28, 2019: “Seeking Wholeness in an Age of Fragments,” Center for Christogenesis.

April 9, 2019: A Zoom Conversation with Ilia: “Exploring Love at the Heart of the Cosmos,” Center for Christogenesis.

February 1-3, 2019: Ilia Delio and Matthew Fox: “The Science of Love,” Rollins College, Florida.

November 1-3, 2018: St. Scholastica Benedictines, “Nature is Alive: Ecology and the Quest for Super Intelligence.”

October 12-14, 2018: Santa Sabina Retreat House, San Rafael, CA, “A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space, and Transcendence.”

July 20-21, 2018: Omega Center, “Christianity as Planetary Faith.”

June 10-13, 2018: Madeleva Institute of Spirituality, “A Hunger for Wholeness: Exploring the Inner-Outer Universe.”

May 20-25, 2018: Maryknoll Institute of Theology, “Evolution and the Unfinished Self.”

December 16, 2017:  Franciscan Sisters of Washington DC Retreat, “A Hunger for Wholeness.”

October 28, 2017:  Mercy Center, St. Louis MO, “Cosmology and Consciousness: In Search of the Whole.”

October 16, 2017:  Catholic Worker House, Philadelphia PA, “Laudato Si and Our Future.”

September 30, 2017:  Contemplative Outreach DC, “Contemplation and the Inner-Outer Universe.”

June 3, 2017:  Bon Secours Spirituality Center, Marriottsville, MD: “Seeking Wholeness: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness.”

May 13, 2017:  River’s Edge, Cleveland, OH: “Evolution and the Power of Love.”

May 5-6, 2017: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA: “Spirituality in the 21st Century:  Consciousness and Christogenesis.”

April 6, 2017: Department of Theology, Villanova University: “Doing Theology in an Unfinished Universe.”

March 25, 2017: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, PA: “Seeking Wholeness: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness.”

January 8-9, 2017: Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tuscon, AZ:  “Teilhard de Chardin: Living in an Unfinished Universe.”

December 10, 2016: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, MD:  “Christ in Evolution.”

December 3, 2016: Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Washington DC: “Encountering the Face of Mercy.”

October 28-29, 2016: Reno Carmelites, Reno, NV:  “Becoming Whole: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness.”

September 16-17, 2016: Benedictines, Winnipeg, CA: “Co-Creating an Unfinished Universe.”

April 11, 2015: “Christian Faith and Deep Ecology:  Is Technology Changing Who We Are?” 10th Annual Fr. Wil Illies Memorial Lecture, Christ Church Neuman Center, St. Cloud, MN.

December 7, 2014: “God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Melbourne, Australia.

December 6, 2014: “The Emergent Christ in an Unfolding Universe,” Melbourne, Australia.

December 5, 2014: “Science and Religion: Co-Creating a Future of Hope,” Melbourne, Australia.

December 4, 2014: “The Evolving Universe Within,” Sisters of Mercy, Sydney, Australia.

November 14-16, 2014: “Technology and Human Becoming,” Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ.

October 18, 2014: “God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Dominican Sisters, Adrian, MI.

September 6, 2014: “Christian Life in Evolution,” Maryknoll Sisters General Assembly.

September 2, 2014: Conspire 2014 Keynote, Center for Action and Contemplation, New Mexico.

June 28, 2014: “God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Sisters of Saint Joseph, Brentwood, NY.

June 18-20, 2014: “God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Presentation Sisters, Dublin, Ireland.

June 4, 6-7, 9-10, 2014: “Christ in Evolution,” London, Manchester, Norwich, UK.

May 19-22, 2014: “Living in a Christified Universe,” The Well Spirituality Center, LaGrange, IL.

November 1, 2013: “Christ in Evolution,” Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ.

October 26, 2013: “God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Franciscan Sisters of Mary, St. Louis, MO.

October 19, 2013: “Christ in Evolution,” Sisters of Saint Joseph, Albany, NY.

September 9-14, 2013: “Love, Evolution and the Emergence of God,” Rivers Edge Spirituality Center, Cleveland, OH.

July 13, 2013: “Franciscan life in Evolution,” Keynote address, Franciscan Federation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

July 9, 2013: “Education, Evolution and the Emergent Christ,” Religious of the Sacred Heart, Atherton, CA.

June 24-28, 2013: Love, and the Emergence of God,” Maryknoll Institute, Maryknoll, NY.

April 13, 2013: “A New World Up Ahead: Religious Life in Evolution,” Womens’ Convocation, Seattle, WA.

April 2, 2013: “Christ in Evolution,” Sisters of Saint Joseph Annual Conference, Keynote.

March 16, 2013: “Christ in Evolution,” Washington Consortium Science and Religion Lecture.

January 19, 2013: “Christ in Evolution,” Earth Literacies,Vancouver, BC.

January 18, 2013: “Are We at Home in the Cosmos?”  Earth Literacies, Vancouver, BC.

January 17, 2013: “Christ in Evolution,” Epiphany Explorations, Victoria, British Columbia.

November 16-17, 2012: ‘Christ in Evolution,” Sophia Center, Holy Names University.

September 7, 2012: “Christ in Evolution,” Association of Contemplative Sisters, Belleville, IL.

July 5, 2012: “The Human Person as Sacrament.”  Secular Franciscan Quinqennial Conference.

July 4, 2012: “Who Are You O Lord? A Franciscan View of God.”  Secular Franciscan Quinqennial Conference.

September 25, 2010: “Franciscan Compassion:  Let Yourself be Loved.”  Bon Secours Spiritual Center.

September 17, 2010: “Praying in a Busy World,” Theological College, Washington DC.

September 18, 2008: “Passion for Humanity, Passion for Christ.”  Felician Interprovincialate Assembly, Warsaw, Poland.

October 20, 2007: “Are We at Home in the Cosmos?  A Franciscan Perspective?”

October 21, 2006: “Prayer and the Water of Life.”  Franciscan Federation Region V, St. Louis, MO.

September 23, 2006: “Following Francis Today.”  San Damiano Community, Fairfield, PA.

September 24-26, 2004: “Bonaventure and the Centrality of Christ Today.”  Franciscan Formation program, Oldenberg, IN.

October 21, 2003: “Franciscan Spirituality Today.”  St. Bartholomew’s Church.  Bethesda, MD.

Academic Honors:

February 5, 2020:  Sacred Heart University – Doctor of Humane Letters.   An honorary degree granted by the board and faculty of Sacred Heart University for my work in science and religion.

May 10, 2015: Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, St. Francis University, Loretto, PA.

Doyle Teaching Fellowship 2014-2015, Georgetown University.

Catholic Press Book Award 2014 for The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love.  3rd place:  Faith and Science.

Silver Nautilus Book Award 2014 for The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love.

Catholic Press Book Award 2012 for The Emergent Christ: exploring the meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe.  3rd place:  Faith and Science.

Catholic Press Book Award 2009 for Care for Creation:  A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth (1st place:  Social Concerns; 2nd place: Spirituality).


August 20, 2019:  Michael Ramsey Book Prize – shortlisted for book Making All Things New.  $1200 awarded.

July 2018 – July 2021:  I am in the third year of a Public Theology and Technologies of Presence Fellowship sponsored by The Institute for Buddhist Studies, University of California-Berkeley. This is a three-year $10,000 award funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

2002 Templeton Local Societies Initiative Award, $5000.

2001 Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion, $10,000.


  • 2018: Villanova University:   $4050 awarded for conference on Consciousness, Nature and Transcendence.
  • 2018: Halloran Philanthropies:   $3000 awarded for conference on Consciousness, Nature and Transcendence.

Villanova Department Service:

 I serve on the following committees:

  • Executive Committee (elected for three-year term)
  • Diversity Committee
  • Systematics caucus
  • Department Rank and Tenure committee. Last year I wrote the review for Katie Grimes’s application for promotion.  I also participated in several other promotion discussions.
  • Director of Connelly Fellowship in Science, Theology and Human Flourishing for Undergraduate Research

University Service:

In Spring 2020, I was elected to the Faculty Congress, and currently serve a two-year term on the Faculty Rights and Responsibilities committee.

I also served on the Dean’s ad hoc committee for the Birmingham Chair.

Courses Taught at Villanova:

Faith Reason and Culture (UG)

Christ in a Scientific Age (UG)

Technology and the Human Person (UG)

Trinity and Non-Duality (G)

Foundations of Theology (G)

The Future of Christology (G)

The Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (G)

Post Humanism and the New Materialisms (G)