Ilia Delio integrates theology with the sciences in the 2016 Zahm Lecture
Ilia Delio, an academic of historic theology, pharmacology and the sciences, will be the guest speaker for this year’s Zahm Lecture. This year’s lecture, “Cosmology, Catholicity, & Consciousness: Why Wholeness Matters” will take place this Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Buckley Center Auditorium at 7:15 p.m.
The annual event is hosted by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture. The lecture will to address issues surrounding American Catholic education today.
Delio is both a scientist and a theologian, and the focus of her lecture will be on the teachings of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter called “Laudato Si', On Care For Our Common Home.”
As a Franciscan sister, scholar and activist, Delio has lectured internationally. Her multidisciplinary perspective that emphasizes the need to care for God’s creation, and doing so by means of science, is a perspective that is not common. Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, “Laudato Si’” touches on God and science in a similar way.