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Evolution to Wholeness: Questioning with Ilia Delio, Teilhard de Chardin and Other Scientists

Anne T. Gillis CND

Theology on Tap: A monthly event sponsored by the SDU Institute for Christianity and Culture, on February 27th, featured Dr. Libby Osgood, whose topic was “Evolution to Wholeness: Questioning with Ilia Delio, Teilhard de Chardin and Other Scientists.”

Dr. Osgood presented an in-depth look at four major aspects of the theme which included: the cohesion between science and religion, catholicity and working toward wholeness, the need to sit with the questions and encouragement to read the great authors she used as sources. It was amazing to experience the depth of her knowledge and her enthusiasm about what we might feel is such a complicated topic. It helped that we were familiar with the writings of Ilia and Teilhard de Chardin and could relate to other perennial questions such as the nature of allegory in Genesis, the intersection of science, theology and philosophy and the nature of the noosphere.

What does one take away from such a deep, forward – looking exposition of our journey toward wholeness? For me it was to “sit with the questions” which fits with our efforts to engage in a contemplative stance as we journey forward and to be in relationship with profound mystery.

You can watch Evolution to Wholeness (Presented by Dr. Libby Osgood) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwTntraluwM&sns=em

 

 

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