Over the last several years a number of independent book clubs in North Georgia have been reading books that explore various aspects of our religious heritage and spirituality. Many of us have attended theological lectures and felt there would be an interest in offering lectures in North Georgia to learn more about the origin and evolution of our religious heritage.
To this end, we have created The Mountain Top Lectures to host scholars on a wide range of issues of religion and spirituality in a north Georgia setting. We host three lectures per year, one in the spring, one in the summer and one in the fall at the Lodge at Amicalola Falls state park in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Since we began in 2010, we have been very fortunate to host some of the most prominent authors and speakers on religion: Dr. Amy Jill Levine, Dr. Marcus Borg, Dr. Robin Meyers, Dr. Bart Ehrman, and the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bouregault, Dr. Brian McLaren . Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr. John Dominic Crossan and Rabbi Rami Shapiro.
If you have an interest or curiosity about how Christianity and other religions developed and the challenges they face in the 21st century, you will want to join us at Mountain Top Lectures.
We try to limit the number attending our lectures to around 120 to provide an intimate setting for questions and discussion.
2015 Lecture Series speakers -
April 14-16 - Spirituality Retreat with Rami Shapiro
May 15-16 - Dr. Owen Flanagan
August 8 - Dr. Kirby Godsey
November 13-14 - Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor
2016 Lecture Series speakers -
- Spring - Rev. Dr. Michael Dowd
- Summer - Dr. Imad Enchassi
- Fall - Rev. Dr. John Phillip Newell