Excerpt from the Acknowledgement page of Christ In Evolution by Ilia Delio, OSF.
Sister Ilia gives voice to the question that rose up in my heart during the most recent battle of the creation-evolution debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham:
For a number of years I have been teaching courses in Christian spirituality and I am repeatedly impressed how the mature Christian mystic almost always arrives at a profound experience of Christ in the universe. Through the mystics I have discovered a new way of doing Christology that differs from the analytical and philosophical approach of contemporary systematic theology. This book is born out of a theological questions clothed in a mystical garment, namely, what is the meaning of Christ for us today?
Our world today, marked by global consciousness and cultural and religious diversity, beckons for a new understanding of Christ. Who is the Christ for us today? How does Jesus Christ shape the Christian life? Inspired by the mystics to pursue this venture, I have taken an integrative approach to plumb the meaning of Christ in an evolutionary universe.