The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe

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  • Copyright: 2011-05-01
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
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Author Biography

Ilia Delio, O.S.F., is senior fellow in science and religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University. She is the winner of the 2000 Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion and the author of several books including Christ in Evolution.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Book of Creationp. 13
The New Cosmos Storyp. 13
The Evolution of Humansp. 18
The Gift of Evolutionp. 21
The Strange Quantum Worldp. 24
Undivided Wholenessp. 27
The Evolution of Godp. 32
The Problem of Changep. 34
The Dynamic Love of God: Bonaventure and Meister Eckhartp. 36
The Emergent Godp. 40
God: Noun or Verb?p. 42
Creative Unionp. 45
Evolution and Creative Unionp. 46
Christ the Evolverp. 49
Evolution and Incarnationp. 52
Jesus and the Power of Newnessp. 54
God's Creative Aimp. 57
Jesus the Whole-Makerp. 59
Was Jesus Catholic?p. 62
The Dynamic of Whole-Makingp. 64
Whole-Making and Costly Lovep. 66
A Catholic Universe?p. 69
Resurrection and Transformationp. 72
Empowered New Lifep. 72
Resurrection and Evolutionp. 75
Transcendent in Lovep. 77
Release into Wholenessp. 79
Matter and Spiritp. 81
The Risen Body of Christ and Heavenp. 85
Toward Cosmic Wholenessp. 88
Christ the New Beingp. 90
Trans-humanism and the Desire for Controlp. 92
Sacramental Evolutionp. 98
Can the Church Evolve?p. 102
Evolution and Christianityp. 105
The Rebirth of Christian Lifep. 109
Whole-Making and Whole-Breakingp. 113
The Inner Universep. 118
The Death of Jesusp. 119
Poverty of Beingp. 124
The Journey into Godp. 127
Contemplationp. 129
Inner Wisdomp. 130
A New Birth of Christ Withinp. 135
Christ the Living Onep. 138
Christ die Strange Atrractorp. 142
The Role of Christiansp. 146
A Consciousness of Evolutionp. 148
Liberated in Lovep. 149
Christianity Is a Religion of the Futurep. 150
Conclusionp. 152
Notesp. 157
Glossaryp. 181
Selected Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 189
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