Wisdom Christianity: Christogenesis and Christophany
Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6
Led by the Rev. Matthew Wright
Wisdom describes a lineage of spiritual knowledge and practice that is principally concerned with the alchemy of transformation. It is not about knowing more, but about knowing more deeply, and can be recognized by an alert, present-moment awareness and a compassionate intelligence. This retreat will center around three significant voices in the emergence of a renewed Wisdom Christianity today: Raimon Panikkar, Teilhard de Chardin, and The Gospel of Thomas.
We will pay particular attention to Panikkar’s concept of christophany (moving beyond our beliefs about Jesus to the mystical experience of Jesus), Teilhard de Chardin’s notion of christogenesis (seeing the deepening disclosure of Christ in evolution), and the importance of the 20th century recovery of The Gospel of Thomas for Christian Wisdom study and practice.
Join us for a weekend of teaching, chanting, and silent meditation, while participating in the rhythms of a Benedictine monastery. Commitment to a regular contemplative practice is a prerequisite for this retreat.
The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY. Matthew and his wife, Yanick, live alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery.
Cost: $265, deposit: $80