2-Night Retreat: The Quest for Truth in a Technological Age: The Evolving Dialogue Between Science and Religion (Semi-Silent)
April 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - April 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm$295
Directed by John Cressler, PhD
This retreat will unpack the evolving dialogue between science and religion, in an easy, approachable manner, exposing participants to the many marvels of modern science and what those discoveries mean for spirituality, religion, and the future of humanity. The retreat will utilize a hybrid format, mixing short presentations, ample time for silent reflection, and some group conversation. No prior background in the topic is assumed.
This is a semi-silent retreat. Aside from the time for group conversation, retreatants are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals.
Dr. John D. Cressler is the Schlumberger Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he directs a large research program and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. He is also the Ken Byers Teaching Fellow in Science and Religion. A physicist by training, he is deeply interested in the intersection of science and religion, as well as interfaith dynamics, and during each spring semester he teaches as a liberal arts professor in the Ivan Allen College, having introduced a unique course, “Science, Engineering and Religion: An Interfaith Dialogue,” which is open to undergraduate students of all majors and years. His spiritual life centers on Ignatian (Jesuit) Spirituality, and silent retreats are a cherished part of his life. In his spare time, John is an avid hiker, a wine collector (especially Spanish and Italian wines), a mushroom forager, a vegetable gardener, and a historical novelist, not necessarily in that order. He has been married to his soulmate, Maria, for 38 years, and is the proud father of three (and now has seven grandkids!).
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