Making All Things New
By: Ilia Delio
"At last, someone is redeeming, renewing, and recovering the lovely and true meaning of 'catholic.' This could change your life--and it should!" --Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Examines scientific thought through the lens of spirituality and provides a path for spiritual seekers that weaves together science and faith, simultaneously providing a vision for a brighter future….Upon soaking up Delio's message, readers will find that 'truth shines out' from this book." --Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction
"Delio provides a tantalizing taste of a renewed framing of the story of Jesus around its inner principle, catholicity, which can set our hearts on fire again, and provide the power to reconnect our divided world. This book (as well as those forthcoming in the series) should be in every library that serves seekers of all kinds: high schools, colleges, universities, and especially schools of theology and seminaries. It is also an excellent resource for adult formation and discussion groups." --Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, in Catholic Library World
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, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, is Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University and founder of the Center for Christogenesis. Her many books include Christ in Evolution, The Emergent Christ, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being, and Birth of a Dancing Star: My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian. She is editor of the Orbis Books series Catholicity in an Emerging Universe.
Click here for an audio of Ilia Delio's talk at the 2016 American Teilhard Assocation.