The Unbearable Wholeness Of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love


Author: Ilia Delio
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 9781626980297
Format: Paperback
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A quantum leap in our understanding of the universe — one that reveals the emerging consciousness that is active in every part and how every part participates in the good of the whole.

The award-winning author of Christ in Evolution and The Emergent Christ breaks new ground with this capstone in a trilogy that explores the meaning of Christian theology in light of the scientific discoveries of our age. Like Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Delio opens our eyes to the omni-active, all-powerful, all-intelligent Love that forms and guides the interrelatedness and interbeing of everything and everyone—ourselves included.

As Delio writes, “We all have a part to play in this unfolding Love; we are wholes within wholes; persons within persons; religions within religions. We are one body and we seek one mind and heart so that the whole may become more whole, more personal and unified in love This is our Christian vocation, to live in the Christ who is rising up from the ashes of death to become for us the God of the future.”

Ilia Delio, OSF, is Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, and is the winner of a Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion. She is author of two previous books with Orbis, Christ in Evolution (2008) and The Emergent Christ (2011), which won a Catholic Press Association book award.

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