The Emergent Christ by Ilia Delio (Pre-Event Book Discussion)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

“We are called to love this created world as God loves it. We are to help transform this universe in Christ by seeing Christ in the universe and loving Christ in the heart of the universe.”—Ilia Delio

Mary Kaye Medinger, co-director for Consociate Services with the Sisters of St. Joseph and Cathy Steffens, spiritual director and CSJ, will facilitate a book discussion on the writings and work of Ilia Delio, the featured Fall Soul presenter.

In The Emergent Christ, Ilia Delio makes fascinating sense of the universe, beginning with the story of cosmic evolution, coursing through the meaning of God in evolution and the emergence of Christ, and concluding with new ways of seeing Christ in all things. As Teilhard de Chardin did in The Divine Milieu, Ilia Delio reveals the sacrament of God at work in the world.

She also explores the spiritual evolution within each of us and suggests that it will change the cosmos as well as the church. She shows that we are at a stage in evolution where our choices will determine what happens next. The Emergent Christ is an antidote to the new atheism that says there is no place in evolution for God, let alone a God of love. It is also a spiritual tonic for Christians interested in understanding their place and purpose in this evolving universe.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

COST: Free; please register

TEXT: The Emergent Christ, Orbis Books, 2011

Text is available at Wisdom Ways for $18.00.