The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Jane Baird Lecture to Feature Carl McColman

The Cathedral Book Store is pleased to welcome Carl McColman as the 2017 speaker for its annual Jane Baird Lecture on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The title of his lecture is: “The Christian of the Future Will Be a Mystic.” A reception will preceed the lecture, beginning at 6 p.m.

The 20th century Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner famously predicted that in the future, Christians will be mystics—or will not exist at all. What does this mean, for the ordinary person of faith? Drawing on a variety of sources including Evelyn Underhill, Thomas Merton, and the great mystics of the past, Carl McColman reflects on this challenging statement from Rahner and offers some insight into how ordinary Christians today just might become the mystics of the future.

There will be a book signing and refreshments following the event. The event is open to the public and free but reservations are requested. RSVP to or 404-237-7582.