Reflections with Denis Edwards

This video series reflects on the profound insights and wisdom of ecology and faith from the writings of acclaimed Australian theologian Denis Edwards OAM.

Each of the 10 episodes provide a reflective context of images and music to ponder the mystery of God’s creative action in the Universe.

The video experience concludes with relevant questions for personal reflection and/or group sharing, by way of depthing the theme and focus of each episode.

Each video runs for 7-9 minutes.

This video series is dedicated to the memory of Denis Edwards and is a tribute to his inspirational faith-filled life.

Episode Titles

  1. The Energy of Love
  2. Born of the Universe
  3. Jesus, Like Us!
  4. Ecological Mystics
  5. God Enfleshed
  6. Loved into Being
  7. God’s Creative Action
  8. God With Us… In All Biological Life
  9. The Diversity of Life Is Sacramental
  10. Christ At The Heart of It All

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Ep.1 The Energy of Love

Ep.8 God With Us… In All Biological Life

About Monsignor Denis Edwards

Australian and internationally acclaimed theologian and writer, Denis Edwards, sadly died on March 5 (2019), at the Royal Adelaide Hospital after suffering a massive stroke.

A senior lecturer in theology with the Australian Catholic University’s Adelaide campus, Denis was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for his contribution to the Archdiocese and to theological education.

A founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, he wrote 14 books, including Ecology and Faith and How God Acts, on the dialogue between science and faith. He was a much sought-after speaker around the globe, particularly in the area of ecological theology and the papal encyclical Laudato Si’.

Denis was appointed a monsignor by Pope Francis in 2015 and the same year was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. In Adelaide, Denis chaired the Adelaide Catholic Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission for five years.

Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ, Apostolic Administrator and Bishop of Port Pirie, described his death as a great loss to the Archdiocese and said he was revered by all the priests and those who knew him:

“Denis has been a wonderful contributor and mainstay of the Archdiocese, a rock of strength for many. His writings gifted the Church across the world. He carried with him a prayerfulness and humility that clothed his scholarship. The word ‘loss’ conveys so much to us with the sudden death of Denis. With the Saints, in the fullness of life, may his prayers strengthen us.

Administrator Delegate Fr Philip Marshall said the Church had been “blessed by his faith, his love and his presence among us”. He said there had been many moving and beautiful tributes sent to the Archdiocese and they were a “powerful testimony to the grace-filled impact of Denis’ life on us all”.

(Extract from the Southern Cross Adelaide 5 March 2019 – Jenny Brinkworth)

Headshot of Richard Leonard SJ

Monsignor Denis Edwards OAM