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From Teilhard to Omega: Co-Creating an Unfinished Universe From Teilhard to Omega: Co-Creating an Unfinished Universe by Ilia Delio
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“As Rahner puts it in another place, the resurrection is “the beginning of the transformation of the world as an ontologically interconnected occurrence.”34 The final destiny of the world is not only promised, but already begun. The risen Christ is the “pledge and beginning of the perfect fulfillment of the world.” He is the “representative of the new cosmos.”35”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“Thomas Merton expresses the need for this mystical imperative: The Christian’s vision of the world ought, by its very nature, to have in it something of poetic inspiration. Our faith ought to be capable of filling our hearts with a wonder and a wisdom which see beyond the surface of things and events, and grasp something of the inner and “sacred” meaning of the cosmos which, in all its movements and all its aspects, sings the praises of its Creator and Redeemer.2”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“We humans are evolution made conscious; hence, our choices for and in the world shape the future of the world.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“From within the heart of matter, I hold together the foundations of the universe.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“The discoveries of twentieth–century science, especially Big Bang cosmology (“universalism” or cosmic wholeness) and evolution (nature's openness to the future), ushered in two new dimensions of life, wholeness and futurism. Contrary to the ancient Ptolemaic cosmos of order, stasis, and hierarchy, the Big Bang cosmos was now seen in its evolving capacity for greater wholeness and openness to consummation in the future.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“Evolution means that nature does not operate according to fixed laws but by the dynamic interplay of law, chance, and deep time; that is, one cannot understand natural processes apart from developmental categories. The interaction of forces creates a dynamic process of unfolding life, pointing to the fact that nature is incomplete; there are no fixed essences. Instead, nature is consistently oriented toward new and complex life.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“The foundation of existence is not mere being itself (what is) but relationality (what is becoming): union is always toward more being.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“As far as theology is concerned, Christian understanding of the meaning of God, Christ, redemption, morality, and human existence is still weighed down by both prescientific and early modern cosmological assumptions.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“Secularization is not a zero-sum game necessitating the demise of supernaturalism. Nor does the new spirituality reject science. What it rejects is scientism in which the methodology and data of natural science alone are allowed to contribute to our understanding of the world and the human condition in it. The new spirituality also calls on natural science itself as a witness against the inadequacies of a purely secularized worldview.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“It implies also that there was a souring of “the earth’s sweet being in the beginning.” Long ago there occurred a besmirching of primordial innocence that has turned the history of human life and the practice of virtue into a project of restoration rather than one of joining ourselves to a universe that is still becoming more.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“The new atheism has attracted considerable attention today, but apart from the public hype, it offers no substantial change or direction to modernity's problems. Religion may be the opium of the masses but atheism offers no new yeast as leaven for the masses.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“With this new sense of moving forward, from simple to complex life forms, from bacteria to humans, science shows that evolution is more than a method of collecting and classifying the facts of life; rather it is the means by which humanity can move forward into the future.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“When we fail to appreciate Sophia’s presence at work in nature, we are also more likely to fail to appreciate the sacred”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“cult of cosmic pessimism. Cosmic pessimism is the belief that nature has no purpose and that whatever meaning exists in the world is our own human creation. This belief is taken for granted by most scientific thinkers today, but with the aid of the new idea of an unfinished universe, theology may point out that cosmic pessimism, which is usually taken as the epitome of hard-nosed realism, is not as self-evidently justifiable as it seems to most contemporary intellectuals. Geology, evolutionary biology, and cosmology now situate Earth, life, and human existence within the framework of an immense cosmic drama of transformation that is still going on.”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“The experience that the God we meet in prayer and in history actually loves us indicates, as we have seen, that we make a difference to the eternal God. The hope, then, is that nothing good is lost. Even though each and every accomplishment we achieve will eventually become space dust, and that dust may itself dissipate into cold cosmic darkness, we hope that God will not let our efforts turn to nothing. We hope and we sense that all is preserved in God”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe
“Totally grasped by the divine eros, Teilhard vowed to steep himself in the sea of matter, to bathe in its fiery water, to plunge into Earth where it is deepest and most violent, to struggle in its currents, and to drink of its waters (HM, 72). Filled with impassioned love for Sophia, he dedicated himself body and soul to the ongoing work needed to transform the cosmos to a new level of consciousness and to transformative love”
Ilia Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe