The bestselling author of The Unbearable Wholeness of Being introduces a new paradigm for being Catholic: Catholicity, destined to become as familiar in this century as the word Catholic was in the 2nd century. Catholicity is a conscious awareness of how everything —the sun, moon, stars, Kepler, Saturn, maple trees, muddy rivers, amoeba, bacteria and all peoples of the earth — form a whole. It is a dynamic quality of being which burst forth in the life of Jesus with the power to make all things new. It is now beginning to connect all the dimensions of life: religion, spirituality, the sciences, art, culture, and society. Sr. Ilia fully describes this unitive principle which is being expressed by Pope Francis and emerging in the lives of sincere seekers everywhere. Making All Things New is at once an important stand-alone work and the first volume in a new series unveiling the reality of catholicity and wholeness under the guidance of Sr. Ilia Delio.
Ilia Delio, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Washington, D.C., holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. She served as Director of the Catholic Studies Program and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. A native of Newark, NJ, Delio earned doctorates in pharmacology from the New Jersey Medical School/School of Biomedical Sciences and in historical theology from Fordham University, NY. She received a prestigious Templeton Course in Science and Religion award. She lectures widely and is author of 16 books including Christ in Evolution, Care for Creation, The Emergent Christ, and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being all Catholic Press Assocation Book Award Winners. She is also editor of From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe (Orbis 2014).
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