The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being God Evolution and the Power of Love The award winning author of Christ in Evolution and The Emergent Christ breaks new ground with this capstone in a trilogy that opens our eyes to the everywhere active all powerful all intelligent Lo

  • Title: The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love
  • Author: Ilia Delio
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  • Page: 449
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The award winning author of Christ in Evolution and The Emergent Christ breaks new ground with this capstone in a trilogy that opens our eyes to the everywhere active, all powerful, all intelligent Love that guides and directs our new awareness of interrelatedness and interbeing.She writes We all have a part to play in this unfolding Love we are wholes within wholes perThe award winning author of Christ in Evolution and The Emergent Christ breaks new ground with this capstone in a trilogy that opens our eyes to the everywhere active, all powerful, all intelligent Love that guides and directs our new awareness of interrelatedness and interbeing.She writes We all have a part to play in this unfolding Love we are wholes within wholes persons within persons religions within religions We are one body and we seek one mind and heart so that the whole may become whole, personal and unified in love This is our Christian vocation, to live in the Christ who is rising up from the ashes of death to become for us the God of the future.

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    1. This book explores Teilhard de Chardin's idea of evolution being God in action through love in the universe. These are complex ideas but even someone not familiar with Teilhard will be able to understand it. DeLio is a scientist as well as a mystical theologian with a gift for bringing a lot of different approaches to this idea in comprehensible way. What is especially compelling is the way Teihard's ideas bring a holistic approach to science and a truly spiritual understanding of the reality an [...]

    2. This was one of the most powerful books that I have read impacted me greatly. I realized after reading it that it was the third in a trilogy so I am now reading the first in the trilogy, Christ in Evolution. I am finding it to be almost as amazing.

    3. I love this book! Ilia Delio is able to embrace here Roman Catholic tradition while at the same time opening up all the windows, unlocking the doors and inviting all of creation in. Building on an evolutionary perspective championed by De Chardin, Delio invites her readers to see Christ, the church, our world, indeed, even the whole cosmos as drenched in the loving, creative presence that we call God. It was a joy to read and worthy of deep contemplation during this Easter season.

    4. I really appreciate the goals of a book like this, and I wanted to love it. But I just found myself not quite able to resonate with Delio's attempt to wed God with evolution. Evolution happened. That's science. God is love. That's an assertion of faith. Can these be integrated? I'm left feeling pretty dissatisfied. Judging by the other reviews, however, I'm the outlier.

    5. A breathtaking book that explores and updates the work of Teilhard de Chardin and provides a view of evolution that takes it out of the realm of mechanistic materialism and shows how spirituality and religion are inherent to evolutionary theory.

    6. Indeed, not an easy read, but easier to read than Teilhard de Chardin himself. This book meant a lot to me. I read it twice.

    7. Without question the best book I've read this year, and one of the best I've ever read, in terms of changing the way I see and experience the world and my faith. There are chapters in this book where I underlined almost every sentence. Beware: it is a dense book. I had to go back and reread a few chapters to make sure I'd gotten the points Delio was making. Even so, I'm sure I'll return to this book again and again.Delio's project is to bring together the scientific insights behind evolution wit [...]

    8. The theological implications of evolution have always intrigued me, but Ilia Delio, standing on the shoulders of Jesuit philosopher and paleontologist/geologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, paints with a broader brush than anyone I've read on the subject before. Breathtaking insights abound in this book. Strange ones do, as well—Delio even drops a few references to cyberpunk culture in her rumination on technology and "noogenesis"—there's no niche corner of this topic she's not interested in. [...]

    9. Mind blowing, heart warming Ilia Delio takes us on a cosmic journey where the awesome love of God and the greatness of human destiny, far from being scary, makes one feel at home, in the bosom of Reality.

    10. From the next to last page of the book - "God's love is unmanageable and unruly; it is creative, spontaneous, and novel."This is very interesting book and worth every minute reading and pondering. Here are the dog-ears and highlights:pg. 10 - man seeks transcendence in ways that actually inhibit it 41 - great description of the Greek love words. 51 - Love turns passion into transformative power. 65 - Theonomous culture - every cultural creation has a religious meaning. 77 - Divine love as a rive [...]

    11. This was a good book, but a very tough read for me. It is scientific and theological at the same time. The main idea of the book is Christianity should be evolving more toward love and kindness and therefore God will evolve with us toward love, kindness and acceptance. One thing I would have liked for her to address, however, is how evil plays into her theology of evolution. It seems evil would have to be a factor to be dealt with. Nonetheless, it was a good read and I wrote down many quotes fro [...]

    12. One of the best titles in theology I have read. Ilia Delio demonstrates why the theory of evolution is a nonnegotiable not only for the survival of spirituality and religion but for the survival of the human species. She argues that the power and arrow of evolution is love, and that God will not, indeed, cannot, save us if we do not choose love as the power of our future. She also unearths the thought of Teilhard de Chardin in a way more relevant than ever.

    13. I finished this book weeks ago, and it is still imposing itself on me. Sr. Ilia brings so many ideas together in this fascinating work--ideas that need to be heard and are too often ignored by mainstream Christianity. With this book, Sr. Ilia reveals her staggering ability to integrate and create something new and lead us into the becomingness of God.

    14. The science is at times daunting but that may keep the "powers that be" (men in lace outfits and red caps) from actually reading what is an excellent forward movement of Teilhard's efforts during the previous century on evolution and spirituality.

    15. Excellent coverage of the material I heard her personally expound in a three day conference. Not easy reading but very comprehensive and one to refer back to.

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