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.
Our mission is to foster a better understanding of religion, theology, spirituality and science
and how that impacts our lives in the 21st century.
Mountain Top Lectures in collaboration with the University of North Georgia 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 Hoag Auditorium at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA.
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 Bourgeault, Dr. Brian McLaren, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr. John Dominic Crossan and Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Last year we hosted Dr. Owen Flanagan, Dr. Kirby Godsey and Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor, and this spring,
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.
Rev. Michael Dowd.
Our recent post lecture surveys have indicated a strong interest in spirituality, the connections between science and religion and understanding other religions. Our future speakers address these issues.
We limit the number attending our lectures to provide an intimate setting for questions and discussion.
You can now find us on Facebook
We have relocated our lecture series to the
Hoag Auditorium at the University of North Georgia in
Directions to Hoag Student Center (#3 on map) See link below for campus map.
Parking is next door to the Hoag Student Center at L14.
Signs will be present to help direct traffic.
2016 Lecture Series speakers -
August 27- Dr. Imad Enchassi
November 11-12 - Rev. Dr. John Phillip Newell
2017 Lecture Series speakers -
April 7-8 - Pastor Phillip Gulley
August 26 - Dr. Mark Muesse
November 3 -4 - Sister Ilia Delio, OSF