Ilia DelioIlia Delio, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology.

Ilia 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 the area of 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.

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Ilia’s Books


Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau – Ilia Delio, Editor

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2016

Top scholars examine the theories of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin through the lens of Beatrice Bruteau’s pioneering work on evolution and consciousness. Contributors include Cynthia Bourgeault, Ursula King, Barbara Fiand, Kerrie Hide, Gabrielle Stoner, Kathleen Duffy, John Shea, Carla De Sola, and Joshua Tysinger.



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Ilia’s Books with Other Authors



  •  Seeing Christianity as a Religion of Evolution & the Implications for Religious Life: An interview with theologian Ilia Delio, OSF
    • A PDF version of this article is available HERE.
    • See the full Summer 2012 issue of the LCWR Occasional Papers: Leadership and the Evolution of Consciousness HERE.


    Ilia’s Articles With the National Catholic Reporter

    • A variety of NCR articles by Ilia Delio can be found HERE.


    Ilia’s DVD Teaching Series for Purchase:Evoliution and Christogenesis DVD cover

    This series of six DVDs includes the following titles plus corresponding PowerPoint slides:

      1. Evolution and Christogenesis: A New Paradigm
      2. The Living Universe: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality
      3. Christ: The Soul of the Evolving Universe
      4. Cosmogenesis as Christogenesis: Birthing the Christ
      5. Technology and Noogenesis: Convergence of Consciousness
      6. The Living Church: Christifying Love for a New Humanity

    EVOLUTION AND CHRISTOGENESIS – 6 DVD Set for $69.99, available for purchase HERE.

    A short preview from this video lecture series: