Curriculum vitae

View as PDF here:  IliaDelioCV.pdf

 

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

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

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

 

 

 

Publications:

Books

 

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

 

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

 

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

Humanity on the Threshold:  Religious Perspectives on Transhumanism (co-ed. 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.).   Orbis Books, 2014.

 

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being:  God, Evolution and the Power of Love.  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.  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.   MO:  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 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   Five books published up to date:   Making All Things New (Ilia Delio), A New Heaven and a New Earth (Dianne Bergant; 2017 Catholic Press Book Award, First Place, Biblical Spirituality), Source of All Love: Catholicity and Trinity  (Heidi Russell; received the 2018 Catholic Press Book Award, 2nd Place Faith and Science), Image of the Unseen God:  Catholicity, Science and Our Evolving Understanding of God (Thomas E. Hosinski; received the 2018 Catholic Press Book Award, First Place, in Faith and Science), And God Created Wholeness: Toward a Spirituality of Catholicity (Edwin Olson).

 

 

Chapters and Articles in Books:

 

“Franciscans and Science” in Christian Theology and Modern Sciences, ed. John P. Slattery.  Bloomsbury, 2019.

 

“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, 2018.

 

“Suffering in an Unfinished Universe,” in The Politics of Sacrifice.  Edited by Marcia Pally.   Fordham University Press, 2018.

 

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

 

“Will Transhumanism Attain Point Omega?”  In Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics, ed. Ted Peters and Brian Green.  Berkeley:  CTNS, 2017.

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

“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, 2015. 

 

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

 

Introduction to “Franciscans and Science.”  By Keith Warner, OFM.  New York:  Franciscan Institute Publications, 2012.

 

“The Evolving Human as Cosmotheandric Image.”  In Festschrift:  Essays in Honor of Joseph Bracken, S.J. Ed. Marc Pugliese and Gloria Schaab.  Pp. 183 – 99.  Milwaukee, WI:  Marquette University Press, 2012.

 

“Creation and Salvation: Franciscan Perspectives.” In Creation and Salvation: A mosaic of essays on selected classic Christian theologians.  Ed. Ernst Conradie. Vol. 1, Studies in Religion and the Environ­ment/Studien zur Religion und Umwelt.  Ed.  Sigurd Bergmann.  LIT Verlag, 2012.

 

“Arriving at a Christocentric Universe” In In Search of the Whole: twelve essays on faith and academic life.  Pp. 111- 28. Ed. John C. Haughey.  Washington, D.C.:  Georgetown University Press, 2011.

 

“Godhead or God Ahead?  Rethinking the Trinity in Light of Emergence.”  In God, Grace & Creation.  Pp.  3–22.  Ed. Philip J. Rossi.  Maryknoll, N.Y.:  Orbis Books, 2010.

 

“Clare of Assisi and the Mysticism of Motherhood.”   In Franciscan Mendicant Prayer.  Pp. 31- 62.  Ed. Timothy Johnson.  Leiden:  Brill, 2007.

 

Introduction to Liturgy and Franciscan Life.  Ed.  by Elise Saggau.  New   York: Franciscan

Institute, 2007, ix-xi.

 

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

 

Introduction to “Franciscans and Creation:  What is Our Responsibility? Ed. Elise Saggau.  New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2004, vii-viii.

 

“Franciscan Theology, Identity, and Community.”  In Franciscan Identity and Contemporary Culture.  Ed. Kathleen Warren.  New York:  The Franciscan Institute, 2003, 13 – 33.

 

“The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: Contemporary Concerns.” In The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition.  Ed. by Elise Saggau.  New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2002, 1 – 19.

 

“Mirrors and Footprints: Metaphors of Relationships in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.”  In Resource Study for the Study of Franciscan Christology. Ed. Kathleen Moffatt and Crista Maria Thompson.  Washington, D.C.:  Franciscan Federation, 1998.  Pp. 243-56.

 

 

Encyclopedia Articles:

 

“Transhumanism.” In New Catholic Encyclopedia.  Ed. Robert Fastiggi.   Washington, D.C.:  Catholic University Press, 2013.

 

 

Book Introductions:

 

Forward to Joseph Bracken SJ, Church as Dynamic Life-System: Shared Ministries and Common Responsibilities (Orbis, 2018).

 

Preface to Oliver Clement’s Transfiguring Time (New City Press, 2018).

 

Afterward to Peter Traben Haas, Contemplative Church (Eerdmans, 2018).

 

Forward to Donald Maldari, Ministry and Catholicity (Orbis Press, 2018).

 

Forward to Edwin Olson’s And Created Wholeness: A Spirituality of Catholicity by (Orbis, 2018).

 

Forward to Thomas E. Hosinski, CSC,  Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science and Our Evolving Understanding of God by (Orbis, 2017).

 

Forward to Heidi A. Russell, Source of All Love:  Catholicity and the Trinity (Orbis, 2017).

 

Forward to Louis M. Savary and Patricia H. Berne Teilhard de Chardin: On Love (Paulist, 2017).

 

 

Articles: 

 

“Ralph Burhoe, Teilhard de Chardin and the Future of Zygon,” Zygonz: Journal of Science and Religion (under review).

“Growing with AI:  Technoemergence, Spirituality and Triadic Logic,” Zygon: Journal of Science and Religion (under review).

“Trinitizing the Universe:  Teilhard’s Theogenesis and the Dynamism of Love.”  Open Theology

4 (2018): 158–169.  Double-blind review.

 

“Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions.”  Journal of Ecumenical Studies (under review).

 

“From Aquinas to Teilhard:  Divine Action and the Metaphysics of Love,” Heythrop Journal   LIX (2018):  468 – 83.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/heyj.12382/full.

 

Ilia Delio, “Is Natural Law Unnatural?  Exploring God and Nature Through Teilhard’s Organic Theology,” Theology and Science 15.3 (June, 2017):  276 – 88.

“Earth Community and Mercy Consciousness,” Human Development Magazine vol.36 (Winter 2016):  19 – 27.

“Transhumanism or Ultrahumanism? Teilhard de Chardin on Technology, Religion and Evolution,” Theology and Science 10.2 (2012):  153 – 66.

 

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

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

 

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

 

“From Metaphysics to Kataphysics: Bonaventure’s Good Creation,” Scottish Journal of Theology 64.2 (Spring, 2011):  161 – 7.

 

“Ecology and Economics:  The Web of Life.”  Woodstock Report (Fall, 2010):  8-9.

 

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

 

“Religious Pluralism and the Coincidence of Opposites,” Theological Studies 70.4 (December, 2009):  822 – 44.

 

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

 

“Confessions of A Modern Nun,” America vol. 201, n. 9 (October 12, 2009).

 

“Is Spirituality the Future of Theology?  Insights from Bonaventure,” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 8.2 (Fall 2008):  148 – 55.

 

“Theology, Metaphysics and the Centrality of Christ” Theological Studies 68.2 (June 2007):  254 – 73.

 

“Christology from Within” Heythrop Journal 48.3 (May, 2007):  458 – 67.

 

“Christ and Extraterrestrial Life,” Theology and Science 5.3 (November 2007):  249 – 65.

 

“Cosmic Christology in the Thought of Zachary Hayes,” Franciscan Studies 65 (2007):  107 – 20.

 

“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 Review18.4 (November 2005):  31–9.

 

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

 

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

 

“The Franciscan Path to Peace,” The Cord 54.6 (November/December, 2004):  282 – 91.

 

“Identity and Contemplation in Clare of Assisi’s Writings,” Studies in Spirituality 14 (Fall, 2004):  139 – 52.

 

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

 

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

 

“Brain Science and the Biology of Belief:  A Theological Response,” Zygon 38.3 (September 2003):  373 – 85.

 

“Does God ‘Act’ in Creation?  A Bonaventurian Response,” Heythrop Journal  44.3 (July 2003):  328 – 44.

 

“Are We Wired for God?”  New Theology Review 16.1 (February 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 (January/February, 2003):  26 – 35.

 

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

 

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

 

“Mirrors and Footprints: Metaphors of Relationships in Clare of Assisi’s Writings.” Studies in Spirituality 10 (2000):  167 – 81.  Reprinted  in Laurentianum 41.3 (2000):  455 – 71.

 

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

 

“Francis of Assisi and Global Consciousness.”  The Cord 49.6 (November/December, 1999):  273 – 88.

 

“Bonaventure’s Metaphysics of the Good.” Theological Studies.  60 (June, 1999):  228 – 46.

 

“Keeping Current in Spirituality.”  New Theology Review 12.4 (1999):  71 – 4.

 

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

 

“Bonaventure and Bernard:  On Human Image and Mystical Union.”  Cistercian Studies, 34.2 (1999):  251 – 63.

 

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

“The Dangerous Memory of Francis.” The Cord 48.5 (Fall, 1998): 218-23.

 

“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 (Fall, 1997):  152 – 77.

 

“Toward A New Theology of Franciscan Contemplation: The Mysticism of the Historical Event.”  Cord 46 (1996):  131- 40.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Book Reviews:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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).

 

The Constant Fire by Adam Frank.  America (June 8-15), 2009.

 

The Sky is Not a Ceiling: An Astronomer’s Faith.  By Aileen O’Donoghue.  Maryknoll, New York:  Orbis Books, 2007.   America (November 5 2007):  36-8.

 

Love Without Calculation:  A Reflection on Divine Kenosis.  By David N. Power.  New York:  Crossroad, 2005.  Horizons 35 (March 2005):  152 – 3.

 

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): 88–9.

 

In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit. By Noreen L. Herzfeld.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2002.  New Theology Review (2003):  90–1.

 

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 – 5.

 

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).

 

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

 

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).

 

Mystical Women, Mystical Body.  By Owen F. Cummings. Portland:  Pastoral Press, 2000.   New Theology Review 15.1 (2002):  95- 6.

 

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):  275–8.

 

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

 

Window to the Divine:  A Theology of Creation.  By Zachary Hayes.  Quincy, IL:  Franciscan Press, 1997.  In New Theology Review 11 (1998):  80-1.

 

 

Review of Manuscripts

 

Review of article “Is Alexa My Neighbor? The Religious Future of Home A.I. Devices” for Zygon (Summer, 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 “The Dignity of Being a Cause,” for Open Theology for Open Theology, issue on “Intersubjectivity and Reciprocal Causality.” (Feb. 6, 2018).

 

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

 

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

 

Review of book, Teilhard in America by Susan K. Sack for Catholic University of America Press (Sept. 8, 2017).

 

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

 

 

Recent Book Endorsements

 

John F. Haught, The New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe (Yale University Press, 2017).

 

Marie Noonan Sabin, Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom:  Reading Scripture through the Lens of Teilhard de Chardin (Liturgical Press, 2017).

 

Dan DiLeo, All Creation Is Connected: Voices in Response to Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Ecology (Anselm Academic Press, 2017).

 

Dan Horan, All God’s Creatures:  A Theology of Creation (Lexington Books, 2018).

 

 

Founder and Director of the Omega Center (www.omegacenter.info), an onsite forum dedicated to the insights of Teilhard de Chardin and the integration of science and religion.

 

Recent Blogs

 

Omega Center:  www.Omegacenter.info

 

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

 

March 26, 2018   “Faith-Shaking Resurrection”

 

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

 

Feb. 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?”

 

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

 

Jan. 2, 2017 “God is Born Again and Again”

 

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

 

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

 

Oct. 3, 2016 “What is God?”

 

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

 

Dec. 5, 2016 “Waiting in an Unfinished Universe”

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

 

Oct. 31, 2016 “What is God?”

 

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

 

Aug. 29, 2016 “Can Science Heal Our World?”

 

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

 

 

 

National Catholic Reporter /globalsistersreport.org  http://www.ncr.gsr

 

August 27, 2018  “Death in the Church: Is New Life Ahead?”

 

August 7, 2018  “Religious Life in the Future”

 

March 30, 2018   “A World Without Gender?”

 

Jan. 9, 2018  “Time to Become Ultra-Human?”

 

Aug. 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?”

 

Jan. 23, 2017 “Discovering the True Self with Merton’s Guidance”

 

Dec. 29, 2016“Can Consumer People Be Christmas People?”

 

Nov. 15, 2016 “Quantum Edge Catholicity,”

 

Aug. 16, 2016 “Is Religious Life Attentive to Jesus,”

July 25, 3016 “God in the Midst of Pain,”

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

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

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

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

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

June 30, 2015Lex 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,”

Feb. 9, 2015 “Brother Mango and Eternal Life,”

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

Dec. 9, 2014 “God is Always New,”

Nov. 17, 2014 “Why Transhumanism Will Transform the Church,”

Oct. 13, 2014 “Harnessing the Energies of Love,”

Sept. 3, 2014 “Are Ecology and Technology Competing Myths?”

 

 

CAC Living School Newsletter

 

May 4, 2018   “Christianity as Planetary Faith.”

 

 

Interviews and Documentaries

 

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?”  https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2018/05/23/can-church-keep-artificial-intelligence.

 

June 1, 2018   Audio interview for The Christian Transhumanism Podcast.  https://www.christiantranshumanism.org/podcast/39

 

Jan. 10, 2018  Audio interview for Voice of America on “AI and Humanity,” https://www.voanews.com/a/4201091.htmlQuoted in US News and World Report on “How Your Smartphone May Be Making You Unhappy.”  (Feb. 13, 2018.)       https://health.usnews.com/wellness/mind/articles/2018-02-12/how-your-smartphone-may-be-making-you-unhappy

 

July 24, 2017   Audio interview for Omega Center: “Creating an Interior Universe. ”  https://www.omegacenter.info/interview-creating-an-interior-universe/.

 

Dec. 7, 2017   Interview for Three Bridges West, CA:  “A Hunger for Wholeness,” PBS documentary on Consciousness and Mysticism. http://threebridgeswest.com/.

 

November 28, 2016  Omega Center.  Harnessing Love in Changing and Challenging Times   audio interview with Ilia Delio.

 

October 31, 2016 Omega Center.  Love in the Midst of Suffering audio interview with Ilia Delio

 

U.S. Catholic, Universal Savior:  Ilia Delio reimagines Christ. http://www.uscatholic.org/church/2011/03/universal-savior-ilia-delio-reimagines-christ

The Emergent Christ and Evolutionary Catholicism, The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity http://evolutionarychristianity.com/blog/speaker-bios

Sr. Ilia Delio and the intersection of Science and Religion, The Austin Statesman, http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/sharedgen/blogs/austin/faith/entries/2011/09/27/sr_ilia_delio_and_the_intersec.html

Interview for Progressive Christianity.org, http://tcpc.ipbhost.com/index.php?/topic/2048-ilia-delio/

 

 

Recent Conferences

 

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

 

Big History Conference, Villanova University, July 27-29, 2018.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Public Lectures

 

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

 

Oct. 9, 2018:  Villanova University, Dept. Theology.  Panelist on Faith, Reason and Culture

 

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 22-23, 2018:  University of Saskatchewan–St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon CA,  Leslie and Irene Dubé Endowed Lecture in Catholic Studies:  “Integral Ecology and the Search for Wholeness.”

 

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

 

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

 

Nov. 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.”

 

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

 

Sept. 11, 2016  Orbis Lecture,  “Evolution and the Power of Love”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Sept. 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.

 

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

 

Nov. 26 – Dec. 9, 2013  Theology and Science series, Sisters of Mercy, New Zealand.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 address.

 

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

 

Jan. 19, 2013 “Christ in Evolution,” EarthLiteracies,Vancouver, BC.

 

Jan. 18, 2013 “Are We at Home in the Cosmos?”  EarthLiteracies, Vancouver, BC.

 

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

 

Nov16-17, 2012 “Christ in Evolution,” Sophia Center, Holy Names University.

 

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

 

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

 

Sept. 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sept19, 2011. “Teilhard de Chardin, Transhumanism and Ultrahumanism,” Georgetown University.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nov 7, 2008 “Franciscans and Science,” Marian College.

 

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

 

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

 

Nov15, 2007 “Is Being ‘Good’ or Goodness ‘Being’?”  2007 Aquinas Lecture.  Emory University.

 

Aug11, 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Oct 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

.  Aug 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.

 

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

 

Oct 25, 2003 “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.

 

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

 

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

 

Oct 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.

 

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

 

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

 

Aug 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.

 

Feb 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.

 

Sept, 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.

 

 

Public Theology/ Workshops

 

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.”

 

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

 

Oct. 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.”

 

Sept. 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”

 

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

March 25, 2017  Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, PA:

 “Seeking Wholeness: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness”

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sept. 16-17, 2016  Benedictines, Winnipeg, CA:   “CoCreating an Unfinished Universe.”

 

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

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

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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,.

 

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

 

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

 

Jan. 19, 2013 “Christ in Evolution,” EarthLiteracies,Vancouver, BC,

 

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

 

Jan. 18, 2013 “Are We at Home in the Cosmos?”  EarthLiteracies, Vancouver, BC,.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Ph. D. Committees

 

Villanova University:

 

  • Dept. Theology, Jeff Mayers, Co-Director, Ph. D. dissertation (2017-present)
  • Dept. Theology, Gregory Hansell, Director, Ph. D. dissertation (2017-present)
  • Dept. Philosophy, Karl Hahn, “Schelling’s Philosophy of Revelation,” Third (Outside) Reader, Ph.D. Committee (2017- present)

 

Doctoral dissertation Examine:    Catholic University of America, 200.

Doctoral dissertation Examiner:   Melbourne College of Divinity, Melbourne Australia, 2012.

Doctoral dissertation Examiner:   Department of Theology, Flinders University, 2013-2015.

Doctoral dissertation Examiner:  Department of Theology, Catholic University of America, 2001

 

Thesis director, masters level, Washington Theological Union, 1997-2009.

 

 

 

Academic Honors:

 

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).

 

Templeton Local Societies Initiative Award, 2002

 

Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion, 2000

 

Presidential Scholarship, Fordham University, 1992

 

Biology Award for Excellence in Research, DeSales University, 1977

 

 

Academic Grants

 

2018 Villanova University, Faculty Development Grant, $4050.

 

2018 Halloran Philanthropies, Research Development Grant, $3000.

 

2002 Templeton Local Societies Initiative Award, $5000

 

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

 

 

Appointments

Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology   Villanova University, 2015 – present

Haub Director of Catholic Studies     Georgetown University, 2013 –  2015

Visiting Professor                               Georgetown University, 2013 – 2015

Doyle Teaching Fellow                      Georgetown University 2014 – 2105

Neuroethics Fellow                             Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics,

Georgetown Medical School, 2013 – present

 

Senior Research Fellow                      Woodstock Theological Center, 2009 – 2013

Science and Religion

 

Professor and Chair                            Washington Theological Union,

Department of Spirituality Studies, 2005 – 2009

 

Associate Professor                             Washington Theological Union

Department of Ecclesiastical History, 2001 – 2005

 

Assistant Professor                             Washington Theological Union,

Department of Ecclesiastical History, 1997 – 2001

 

 

Special Projects:

Research associate, Berkeley Center, Georgetown University, 2013 – 2015.

Member of research team on “Science and the Human Person,” co-sponsored by the Kroc Center, Notre Dame and the Berkeley Center, Georgetown University.

Consultant to project on Contending Modernities sponsored by the Kroc Center, Notre Dame University, London, UK, July 5-8, 2011.

 

Teaching Experience

Villanova University,

2016-present                                      Graduate courses:

The Future of Christology

Trinity and Non-Duality

Foundations of Theology

Christ in Evolution

Undergraduate courses:

                                                            Faith, Reason and Culture

Technology and the Human Person

Science and Religion

Facebook and Jesus

 

 

Georgetown University

2013- 2015                                          Undergraduate courses:

 

Think, Pray, Love:

An Introduction to the Catholic   Intellectual Tradition

God in Evolution

Teilhard de Chardin’s Catholic Vision

Facebook and Jesus: God, Computers and Future Humanity

Evolution and Catholic Social Teaching

 

 

Franciscan International Study Centre

Canterbury, England.                          Graduate courses:

Summer, 2004 – 2007                                    Bonaventure and the Mystical Path to God;                                                                                       Conversations with Francis, Clare and Bonaventure

 

St. Bonaventure University

The Franciscan Institute

Summer, 2001

Graduate course: Franciscan Spirituality

 

Washington Theological Union

Summer, 2000          

Graduate course:   Following Christ in a Scientific Age

 

 

Washington Theological Union

Sept. 1997 – Dec. 2009                      Graduate Courses

Theology and Spirituality of Peace

Christ Mysticism in the Franciscan Tradition

History of Christian Spirituality I

Christian Spirituality Through the Ages (DMin)

Prayer in the Franciscan Tradition

Franciscan Women Mystics

The Imitation of Christ: Then and Now

Essential Themes in the Theology of Bonaventure Franciscan Theology and Spirituality of Ministry Foundations of Franciscan Spirituality

Following Christ in a Scientific Age;

Ecology and the Christian Tradition

Gospel Life in the 21st Century

Theological Reflection Seminar Levels I and II

Integrating Seminar

 

 

Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Fall, 1996

Visiting Assistant Professor (Undergraduate level)

Undergraduate course:  Religion and Science

Research Assistant — Center for the Study of                                                                                    Religion in Public Life

 

Seton Hall University

1995 – 1996                                         Adjunct Professor

Undergraduate course:  Introduction to Catholic Theology

 

 

 

Administrative Experience:

 

Georgetown University:   Haub Director of Catholic Studies Program

 

Woodstock Theological Center:

Leader for project, “Teilhard de Chardin for the 21st Century”

Co-leader for Transhumanism Project

Director of the Figge Fellowship Student Research Program

Chair, Senior Fellows

Coordinator for Ignatian-Lonergan Seminar

 

Washington Theological Union:

Chair of Spirituality Studies Department

Chair of Department of Ecclesiastical History

Director of Franciscan Center

 

President of Faculty Senate

Vice–president of Faculty Senate

Co-chair on committee for Institutional Advancement – Self Study

Chair of Strategic Planning committee

 

Member of Strategic planning committee, Budget committee, Library committee,  Spirituality committee, Arts Council Committee, Religion and Science program D. Min. program development, Appointments and Promotions Committee, Board of Trustees Finance Committee.

Academic Advisor

 

As Director of the Franciscan Center at Washington Theological Union, I organized a series of annual symposia:

 

1998      Franciscan Studies:  The Difference Women are Making.

Published in Spirit and Life 8 (1998).

1999   Franciscans and Health Care:   What is the Future?

(published as Franciscans and Healthcare:  Facing the Future.  Edited by Elise Saggau.  Preface by Ilia Delio.   New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2001).

2000      Francis and Clare:  New Evidence and New Images.

2001      The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition:  Is it Meaningful Today? (published as The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition.  Edited by Elise Saggau.   New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2002).

2002      “Exploring Franciscan Identity in Our Culture Today” (published as Franciscan Identity and Postmodern Culture.  Edited by Kathleen Warren.  New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2003).

2003       “Franciscans and Creation:  What is Our Responsibility?” (published as Franciscans and Creation:  What is Our Responsibility? Edited by Elise Saggau.  Introduction by Ilia Delio.  New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2004.)

2004      “ ‘Go Rebuild My House’:  Franciscans and the Church Today” (published as Franciscans and the Church Today.  Edited by Elise Saggau.  Introduction by Ilia Delio.  New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2005.)

2005      “Franciscans and the Scriptures:  Living in the Word of God.”  (published as Franciscans and the Scriptures.   Edited by Elise Saggau.  Introduction by Vincent Cushing.  New York:   Franciscan Institute, 2006.)

2006      “Praise, Adore and Give Thanks:  Liturgy and Franciscan Life.”  (published as Liturgy and Franciscan Life.  Edited by Elise Saggau.  Introduction by Ilia Delio.  New York:  Franciscan Institute, 2007.)

2007      “Franciscan Evangelization:  Striving to Preach the Gospel.”

 

 

Editorial Experience:

 

Member of Editorial Board of the New Theology Review, 1999 – 2006

 

Metanexus Center for Science and Religion – Board member, 2002 – 2006

 

American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Dialogue on Ethics, Science and Religion (DoSER) – Advisory Board Member,  2003 – 2009

 

Baranzano Society of De Sales University (Religion and Science) — consultant

 

Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) Member (2001 – 2007)

 

External reviewer for Catholic University Press,

Oxford University Press

 

External reviewer for Theological Studies

Horizons

 

 

Professional Experience and Service:

 

Member of advisory board for Arrupe program in Business ethics, Woodstock Theological Center, 2009 –2012

 

Member of advisory board for Women and the Church, Woodstock Theological Center, 2011-2012

 

Coordinator for Theology and the Natural Sciences Session, Catholic Theological Society of America 2010 – 2012

 

Director of Franciscan Center, Washington Theological Union, 1997-2009.

 

Board member of Metanexus Center for Science and Religion, 2002 – 2006

 

Board member of American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Dialogue on Ethics, Science and Religion (DoSER), 2003–2009

 

Co-founded Washington Consortium group on Science and Religion, 2002 – 2006

 

Board member of Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT), 2001- 2009

 

Board member of D. Min. committee Washington Theological Union, 2006-2009.

 

External reviewer for promotion at:   Marquette University

Barry University

Boston University

 

Membership in Professional Associations:

 

American Academy of Religion, 2005 – 2018

Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, 2007 – 2009

Medieval Society of America, 1998 – 2006

American Teilhard Association, 2005 – 2018
Catholic Theological Society of America, 2007 – 2018

 

References:

 

Joseph Bracken, SJ   Professor emeritus, Xavier University:   bracken@xavier.edu.

John Haughey, S.J.  Georgetown University (retired):  jch54@georgetown.edu (410-532-1411)

William Thompson-Uberuaga, Ph. D.:  boise43@msn.com.

John Haught, Ph. D.  Professor emeritus, Georgetown University: haughtj@georgetown.edu

 

Pharmacology

Articles

Delio, D. A., Fiori, M. G., Sharer, L. R. and Lowndes, H. E.:  Evolution of axonal swellings in cats intoxicated with  B, B’ – iminodipropionitrile (IDPN).  An electrophysiological and morphological study.  Experimental Neurology.  87:235-248:1985.

Lowndes, H. E., Delio, D. A., and Gold, B. G.:  Electrophysiological investigation of IDPN neuropathy.  Initial Studies.  Neurotoxicology.  6:25-42:1985.

Delio, D. A., Gold, B. G. and Lowndes, H. E.:  Crosstalk between intraspinal elements during progression of IDPN neuropathy.  Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  90:253-260:1987.

Delio, D. A., Gold, B. G. and Lowndes, H. E.:  Axotomy – like electrophysiological alterations in spinal motoneurons in B, B’ – iminodiproprionitrile neuropathy.  Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  99:207-215:1989.

Delio, D. A., and Herbert E. Lowndes:  Influence of proximal axonal swellings in rhythmic motoneuron firing.  Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  101:27-35:1989.

Delio, D. A., Fiori, M. G., and Lowndes, H. E.:  Motor unit function during evolution of proximal axonal swellings.  Journal of the Neurological Sciences.  109:30-40:1992.

Delio, D. A., Reuhl, K. R., and Lowndes, H. E.:  Ectopic impulse generation in dorsal root ganglion neurons during methylmercury intoxication:  An electrophysiological and morphological study.  Neurotoxicology.  13:527-540:1992.

Abstracts

Delio, D. A. and Lowndes, H. E.:  Conduction velocities of sensory and motor nerves in galactose neurotoxicity.  The Toxicologist.  2:152:1982.

Delio, D. A. and Lowndes, H. E.:  Motoneuron input resistance and f-I responses in IDPN neuropathy.  Society for Neurosciences.  8:954:1982.

Delio, D. A. and Lowndes, H. E.:  Influence of afterhyperpolarization on the repetitive firing of motoneurons in IDPN neuropathy.  The Toxicologist.  3:16:1983.

Delio, D. A., Fiori, M. G., Sharer, L. and Lowndes, H. E. :  Evolution of axonal swellings in IDPN neuropathy in cats.  Journal of Neuropathy and Experimental Neurology.  42:310:1983.

Delio, D. A., Fiori, M. G. and Lowndes, H. E.: Rapid muscle fiber transformation in the soleus of IDPN-treated cats.  Second International Conference on the Neurotoxicology of Selected Chemicals.  Chicago, September, 1983.  Neurotoxicology.  5:303:1984.

Fiori, M. G., Delio, D. A. and Lowndes, H. E.:   Occurrence of intraxonal reactaive microglial gells and astrocytes in the spinal cord of cats treated with IDPN.  Second International Conference on the Neurotoxicology of Selected Chemicals.  Chicago, Sept., 1983.  Neurotoxicology.  5:305:1984.

Delio, D.A. and Lowndes, H. E. :  The influence of axonal swellings on contractile properties in identified motor unit types.  Second International Conference on the Neurotoxicology of Selected Chemicals.  Chicago, Sept., 1983.  Neurotoxicology.  5:304:1984.

Delio, D. A., Fiori, M. G. and Lowndes, H. E. :  Cross-talk between motoneurons during the evolution of axonal swellings in IDPN neuropathy.  Second International Conference in the Neurotoxicology of Selected Chemicals.  Chicago, Sept., 1983.  Neurotoxicology.  5:304:1984.

Delio, D. A. and Lowndes, H. E. :  Reduced conduction velocities in indentified motor unit types during progression of IDPN neuropathy.  Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology, 2, 1988.

Delio, D. A., Reuhl, K. R. and Lowndes, H. E. :  Hyperexcitability in single dorsal root ganglion neurons induced by methylmercury intoxication.  The Toxicologist.  9:97:1989.

Lowndes, H. E. and D. A. Delio:  Motor unit function and proximal axonal swellings.  Second Meeting, International Neurotoxicology Association, Sitges Spain, 1989.

Delio, D. A. and Lowndes, H. E.:  The Neurotoxicology of IDPN.  Proceedings of Southwestern Association Toxicology, Spring, 1982.