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Evolution and the Primacy of Christ: From Scotus to Teilhard


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Dr. Ilia Delio, OSF,  presents a lecture on "Evolution and the Primacy of Christ:  From Scotus to Teilhard." How do we understand the meaning of Jesus Christ in an evolutionary universe? Franciscan theologian Duns Scotus said that love and not sin was the reason for the incarnation, an idea which influenced the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. This lecture will explore the theology of Pierre Teilhard through the primacy of love and the emergence of Christ in evolution. Recorded live at CTU on October 6, 2015, for the Duns Scotus Lecture.

Ilia Delio, OSF, is the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. She is also a Neuroethics Fellow at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown Medical School. She is the author of fifteen books including The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love (Orbis, 2013), which won a Silver Nautilus Book as well as a Catholic Press Association Award in 2014, and From Teilhard to Omega: Cocreating an Unfinished Universe (Orbis, 2014).

Featuring: Dr. Ilia Delio, OSF