Canterbury: Sr Ilia Delio OSF to speak on Evolution and Primacy of Christ

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The doctrine of the Primacy of Christ was given explicit expression by the medieval theologian Duns Scotus and incorporated into a cosmic worldview by the Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Sr Ilia Delio OSF will discuss the Primacy of Christ in the light of Big Bang cosmology, biological evolution and the globalisation of humankind in a lecture at the Franciscan International Study Centre, in Canterbury next Tuesday, 3 June, as part of their Ex Corde lecture series.

Sr Ilia Delio holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a PhD in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Prior to joining Woodstock full-time as a Senior Research Fellow, she served as Chair and Professor in the Department of Spirituality Studies at the Washington Theological Union, where she also served as Director of Franciscan Studies. Her current research interests in the field of science & religion include divine action, emergence, evolutionary theory, and artificial intelligence.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Metanexus, the Advisory Board of AAAS-DoSER (Dialogue on Sciences Ethics and Religion), and the editorial board of New Theology Review. Her books include Christ in Evolution; Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth; Clare of Assisi: A Heart Full of Love; and Franciscan Prayer. Her articles include "Christ and Extraterrestrial Life" (in Theology and Science), "Theology, Metaphysics and the Centrality of Christ" (in Theological Studies), and "Brain Science and the Biology of Belief: A Theological Response" (in Zygon).

In 2000, she received the Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion.

There is a suggested donation 7 or whatever you can afford (no charge for students) For more information, call 01227 769349 or email Tea and coffee will be available in the Common Room from 7pm

This lecture is part of the Ex Corde Programme. An annual series of lectures by respected scholars who share a love of their subject and speak from the heart.

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