The position of Teilhard de Chardin with regard to world religions still evokes a perception of hostility or rejection of other religions because of his Catholic beliefs. Is this true or did Teilhard see religion within a wider framework of cosmology that leaves open the possibility of a new religious synthesis up ahead? Join Cynthia Bourgeault in the LIVE audience as Ilia Delio explores of the role of religion in Christogenesis and Teilhard’s catholicity in view of cosmic personalisation.

Ilia Delio is a Franciscan Sister and Joseph Connelly Chair in Theology at Villanova University. Earlier she was a Haub Director of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University and Senior Research Fellow at Woodstock Theological Center in the area of Science and Religion, focusing on transhumanism, and evolution and religion, especially the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. She holds a doctorate in Pharmacology from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a doctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University. She is the author of 15 books and numerous articles. Her recent books include From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love, From Teilhard to Omega for which she won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a 2014 Catholic Press Association Book Award in Faith and Science.

This event is hosted by the American Teilhard Association.


Cost: $25 for luncheon and talk (lunch starts at 12:00 pm); $10 for talk only (talk starts at 1:45 pm).

For further information or to register, please visit the American Teilhard Association’s website, or contact Tara C. Trapani at