Ilia Delio, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, D.C. and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the importance of these for theology. She was born in Newark, New Jersey and is the youngest of four children.
Modern science has opened new doors to the understanding of religion today. The new cosmology impels us to realize that religion belongs fundamentally to the cosmos, not to the human person alone. There is no cosmos without God and no God without cosmos.
If God is at the heart of this physical, evolving cosmos then love is the energy that makes everything precious and alive. God is the ultimate wholeness and depth of love, the inner Omega of everything from the smallest quark to the largest galaxy. We will explore this new paradigm in light of humanity’s evolution and the implications for ethical action.