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Ilia Delio, OSF

Ilia Delio, OSF

Sr. Ilia Delio holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Prior to joining Woodstock full-time as a Senior Research Fellow, she served as Chair and Professor in the Department of Spirituality Studies at the Washington Theological Union, where she also served as Director of Franciscan Studies. Her current research interests in the field of science & religion include divine action, emergence, evolutionary theory, and artificial intelligence.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Metanexus, the Advisory Board of AAAS-DoSER (Dialogue on Sciences Ethics and Religion), and the editorial board of New Theology Review. Her books include Christ in Evolution; Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth; Clare of Assisi: A Heart Full of Love; and Franciscan Prayer. Her articles include "Christ and Extraterrestrial Life" (in Theology and Science), "Theology, Metaphysics and the Centrality of Christ" (in Theological Studies), and "Brain Science and the Biology of Belief: A Theological Response" (in Zygon).

In 2000, she received the Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion.