2016 Zahm Lecture features Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF on "Cosmology, Catholicity, and Consciousness: Why Wholeness Matters"

Garaventa Center

September 12, 2016

2016 Zahm Lecture features Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF on
“Cosmology, Catholicity and Consciousness: Why Wholeness Matters”

(Portland, OR) – The 2016 Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education will take place on Thursday, September 22, at 7:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF a Franciscan Sister and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, will present “Cosmology, Catholicity and Consciousness: Why Wholeness Matters.” The Zahm Lecture is free and open to all.

Taking her cue from Laudato Si', Sr. Delio will explore a new understanding of catholicity today by drawing on insights from quantum physics, neuroscience and evolutionary biology and the nascence of a third millennium theology.

Sr. Delio currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University, and is the author of seventeen books, including Care for Creation (coauthored with Keith Warner and Pamela Woods) which won two Catholic Press Book Awards in 2009, first place for social concerns and second place in spirituality. Her book The Emergent Christ won a third place Catholic Press Book Award in 2011 for Science and Religion. Her recent books include The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love (Orbis, 2013), which received the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a third place Catholic Press Association Award for Faith and Science.

The Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education was established in 1999 to honor Rev. John Zahm, C.S.C., an eminent Holy Cross priest and scientist of the late 19th and early 20th century. Zahm, superior of the Holy Cross in America when the University was founded in 1901, contributed counsel, money, and Holy Cross men to the nascent University. The Zahm lecture honors both his memory and the legacy of Holy Cross priests and brothers on The Bluff by addressing important issues surrounding American Catholic education.

For more information, contact Sarah Nuxoll, Garaventa Center, at 503.943.7702 or garaventa@up.edu.

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