Socrates in the City

Socrates in the City : Conversations on "Life, God, and Other Small Topics"

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Following the extraordinary success of the "New York Times" bestseller "Bonhoeffer," Eric Metaxas's latest book offers inspirational and intellectually rigorous thought about the great questions surrounding us all today.The Greek philosopher Socrates famously said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." Taking this as a starting point, Eric Metaxas founded a speaking series that encouraged busy and successful professionals to attend forums and think actively about the bigger questions in life. Thus "Socrates in the City: Conversations on "Life, God, and Other Small Topics"" was born.This book is for the seeker in all of us, the collector of wisdom, and the person who asks "What if?" Within this collection of original essays that were first given to standing-room-only crowds in New York City are serious thinkers taking on Life, God, Evil, Redemption, and other small topics. Luminaries such as Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Charles Colson, N.T. Wright, Os Guinness, Peter Kreeft, and Jean Bethke Elshatin have written about extraordinary topics vital to both secular and Christian thinking, such as "Making Sense Out of Suffering," "How Good Confronts Evil," and "Belief in God in an Age of Science." No question is too big-in fact, the bigger, the harder, the more complex, the better. These essays are both thought-provoking and entertaining, because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life's biggest questions shouldn't be exciting and even, perhaps, more

Product details

  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 40.64mm | 612.35g
  • Dutton Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0525952551
  • 9780525952558
  • 992,071

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"In Hitler's Germany, a Lutheran pastor chooses resistance and pays with his life . . . Eric Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer's story with passion and theological sophistication, often challenging revisionist accounts that make Bonhoeffer out to be a 'humanist' or ethicist for whom religious doctrine was easily disposable. . . .Metaxas reminds us that there are forms of religion-respectable, domesticated, timid-that may end up doing the devil's work for him." -"The Wall Street Journal" on "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy"show more

About Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a bestselling author whose biographies, children's books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into multiple languages around the world. He has been frequently featured as a cultural commentator on CNN and the Fox News Channel and has been featured on many radio programs, including NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Talk of the Nation, The Hugh Hewitt Show," and "The Bob Grant Show."show more

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