New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas asks us to consider the great questions of our time...
SOCRATES IN THE CITY
Conversations on "Life, God and other Small Topics"
"An intellectual feast!"
"A stunning collection!"
Now for the first time, Socrates in the City events are available in print. In this new collection, Socrates' founder and host Eric Metaxas brings together a marvelous combination of his unique brand of humor with brilliant talks by some of the leading writers and thinkers of our time. Audiences invariably find this juxtaposition of humor and deep reflection to be delightful and engaging.
Anyone who has ever attended a Socrates event will agree with Eric: "There is simply nothing like Socrates in the City."
If you have been to a Socrates event, you can now relive the experience at your own pace. If you are new to Socrates, this delightful book will introduce you to the fun and wisdom of Socrates in the City. It makes a great gift for friends or family members.
Edited by Eric Metaxas, Socrates in the City is a collection of original talks by some of the world's outstanding thinkers and writers first given at Socrates in the City events in Manhattan to standing-room-only crowds. In this collection, Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, N.T. Wright, Chuck Colson, Paul Vitz, Alastair McGrath, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Os Guinness, and Peter Kreeft address the deep issues of life and faith, challenging us to stop and think for ourselves.
Socrates in the City is for you if you have ever stood outside and stared at a starry night and wondered where it all came from... if you have questioned why life deals out the pain and joys that it does. If you are a Christian wanting to deepen your understanding of some of the great questions of all time... or are an honest seeker who is on a quest for deeper meaning, Socrates in the City is the book that can open new vistas with brilliant, thoughtful reflections on some of the most important issues of life... deliciously introduced with Eric's scintillating good humor. It all makes for a delightful journey.
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About Socrates in the City
The Greek philosopher, Socrates, famously said, "the unexamined life is not worth living." Taking this as a starting point, Eric Metaxas founded Socrates in the City to encourage busy professionals to attend forums and think actively about life's bigger questions... while enjoying a thought-provoking and fun evening among like-minded seekers.
Socrates in the City sponsors events that showcase the secular and Christian thinkers of our time on the subjects of "life, God, and other small topics." Past speakers have included luminaries such as Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. Wright, Baroness Caroline Cox Os Guinness, Peter Kreeft, and George Weigel among other thoughtful writers, scientists, theologians, philosophers, political leaders, and historians.
Socrates in the City event where Eric Metaxas is Speaking about Dietrich Bonhoeffer
About Eric Metaxas
Eric Metaxas, the founder of Socrates in the City and editor of the new eponymous book, is also the author of two critically acclaimed New York Times best selling biographies, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. He is also the author of the Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask), an apologetics trilogy. Eric has worked for VeggieTales, authored over thirty children's books, and won three Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording. Metaxas edited the Yale humor magazine, and his essays and cultural commentary have been published widely, including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Eric debated Christopher Hitchens about Jerry Falwell on CNN, and also debated at the Oxford Union on the subject of American Christianity. Eric Metaxas was featured on Huckabee, Hannity & Colmes, NPR's Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and many other programs. (For more information visit www.ericmetaxas.com.)