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

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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.

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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, fun.

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.

Genre:
PHILOSOPHY / Essays
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
382
Language:
English
Publisher:
E P Dutton
Publish Date:
10/13/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780525952558
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.32 lb
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