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God, Sex, and the Church with Ilia Delio

Saturday, September 28
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $60


Sexuality is a sacred energy given us by God to overcome our incompleteness, to move us toward unity and consummation with that which is beyond us.  Teilhard de Chardin placed a positive energy on sexuality in that it makes us co-creators with God, co-responsible with God for the planet, standing with God and blessing the world.   Yet, the Catholic Church continues to minimize the value of sex and sexuality by maintaining a position on sex linked with sin, women (the entrenchment of patriarchy) and in terms of homosexuality, gender disorder.  The tendency to emphasize the spiritual life over the body has led to radical disconnectedness on many levels, rendering the sexual abuse in the Church not an unlikely outcome of an unhealthy position on sex.   We will discuss the significance of sex and sexuality in light of Teilhard’s evolutionary incarnational vision.


Ilia Delio, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology.  She currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University, where she is a tenured full professor of Theology with an emphasis on constructive systematic theology.  Ilia is the author of fifteen books including The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love (Orbis, 2013).

September 28th, 2019 9:00 AM
Event Fee(s)
Fee $ 60.00

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