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Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is the author of The New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which was recently named “Book of the Year” by the ECPA. In a decidedly eclectic career, Eric Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, and The New York Times, three things not ordinarily seen in the same sentence. He is a best-selling author whose biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into many languages. A native of New York City, he is a graduate of Yale University. Metaxas is the 2011 recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, a monthly event of "entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on 'life, God, and other small topics'" which was mentioned in a front-page story in The New York Times. He attends Calvary/St. George’s Episcopal Church, and lives in Manhattan, New York with his wife and daughter.

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MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 103

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Guests on Volume 103: Steven D. Smith, on how the law only makes sense in the context of certain metaphysical beliefs, and on why we aren't allowed to talk about such things in public; David Thomson, on the American Dream, acting, loneliness, the moral complicity of movie audiences, and the genius of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho; Adam McHugh, on how American culture distrusts introverts and on why their place in the Church needs to be valued; Glenn C. Arbery, on the Vanderbilt Agrarians, poetry, and the moral imagination and the shaping of virtue; Eric Miller, on Christopher Lasch's intense commitment to understand the logic of American cultural confusion; and Eric Metaxas, on how Dietrich Bonhoeffer's early experiences prepared him for his heroic defiance of the Third Reich.