North Alabama Conference Historical Society spring meeting will explore theological implications of Harper Lee’s novels

January 27, 2017

The Spring meeting of the North Alabama Conference Historical Society will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Canterbury United Methodist Church, (350 Overbrook Drive, Birmingham, AL).

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University, will present the program on the profound theological implications of Harper Lee’s two novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. He will explore the roots of these in Methodism, and especially the powerful social gospel tradition that blossomed within Methodism between 1890 and 1940 which provided the platform for what happened in the little Methodist church in Monroeville, Alabama, that now is the focus of Nelle's (Harper Lee’s) literary legacy.  As a personal friend of the Lee family, he will provide interesting insights about the two Lee sisters, Truman Capote, and others related to the publishing of these novels. 

Registration begins at 9 a.m., with program starting at 9:45 a.m. Attendance is free but the cost of the meal is $12.95.

Reservations may be made by printing and completing this form and mailing it in time to reach Geneva Blackburn by February  25, 2017.

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