Birth of a Dancing Star

My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian

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Ilia Delio
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , November
     240 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In this heartfelt and spirited memoir,  bestselling author Ilia Delio, one of the most exciting thinkers on the frontier between religion and science, recounts a journey that took her from scientist to theologian, and from traditional cloistered nun to a leading proponent of evolution and “cyborg life.” From the Baltimore Catechism and the suburban malls of New Jersey, through a somewhat wild adolescence, to the halls of scientific research, to a monastic cloister, and to eventual home in a post-Vatican II experiment in religious life, hers is an account of awakening and spiritual adventure.

Along the way we follow her discovery of the mystic-scientist Teilhard de Chardin, and her entry into the Franciscan view of the cosmos as “locus of God’s self-revelation and self-becoming.”

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ilia Delio, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, is Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. Founder of the Center for Christogenesis, her many books include Christ in Evolution, The Emergent Christ, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love, and Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness (all Orbis). 


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