Socrates in the City podcast

Socrates in the City

Socrates in the City

71 Episodes

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    Baroness Caroline Cox: The Threat to the West's Cultural and Political Heritage

    From the Socrates in the City archives: Baroness Caroline Cox sits in the British House of Lords as a crossbencher and is a frequent contributor to Lords debates on Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, and Burma. At this 2011 event in Manhattan, Baroness Cox discusses threats to the West’s cultural and political heritage in the […] The post Baroness Caroline Cox: The Threat to the West's Cultural and Political Heritage first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Not for Sale and Amazing Grace

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    Eric Metaxas takes the role of panelist, joining professor and journalist David Batstone in talking about the issue of slavery with guest-host Scot Sherman. Metaxas discusses his hero William Wilberforce, whose story he tells in the bestseller AMAZING GRACE: WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AND THE HEROIC CAMPAIGN TO END SLAVERY, and Batstone retells the harrowing true story […] The post Not for Sale and Amazing Grace first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Jonathan Aitken: Ruin, Rehabilitation and Redemption

    1:16:23

    Famed former British Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Jonathan Aitken examines the concepts of “Ruin, Rehabilitation, and Redemption” in the lives of Richard Nixon and Charles Colson, with an astonishing twist — that of his own experience with ruin, rehabilitation, and redemption — at Socrates in the City in New York City in 2004. The post Jonathan Aitken: Ruin, Rehabilitation and Redemption first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    William Hurlbut: The Science and Politics of Stem Cells: Is There a Way Forward?

    1:15:36

    Distinguished Fellow of The Center for Bioethics, physician, and Consulting Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University Medical Center William Hurlbut explores how dramatic advances in molecular biology and human biology have resulted in inquiry that raises questions about the relationship between the material form and the moral meaning of developing life. After unpacking […] The post William Hurlbut: The Science and Politics of Stem Cells: Is There a Way Forward? first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Dana Gioia: Can Poetry Matter?

    Former California Poet laureate and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia diffuses the widely-held notion that poetry is a sophisticated, intellectual art for the elite. Mr. Gioia offers a personal and accessible look at how art does something for us that nothing else will do, and how poetry is a human […] The post Dana Gioia: Can Poetry Matter? first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Sir John Polkinghorne: Belief in God in an Age of Science

    1:26:49

    Host Eric Metaxas welcomes British theoretical physicist Sir John Polkinghorne to this 2003 Socrates in the City event in New York City. Sir Polkinghorne presents on themes from his book BELIEF IN GOD IN AN AGE OF SCIENCE, discussing the collegiality between science and theology and detailing what he refers to as some of the […] The post Sir John Polkinghorne: Belief in God in an Age of Science first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Jean Bethke Elshtain: Who Gets The Final Say: God, Government or Me?

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    The eminent political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain examines the origins and meanings of “sovereignty” as it relates to all the ways we attempt to explain our world: God, state, and self. This 2010 lecture, hosted by Eric Metaxas, ends with a lively Q&A and was originally part of Dr. Elshtain’s 2006 Gifford Lectures. The post Jean Bethke Elshtain: Who Gets The Final Say: God, Government or Me? first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Peter Kreeft: Making Sense Out of Suffering

    1:27:19

    Boston College Professor of Philosophy Peter Kreeft explores the ages-old question of “Why?” from a philosophical perspective, touching on themes from his book, MAKING SENSE OUT OF SUFFERING, in a lecture given in New York City in January 2003. The post Peter Kreeft: Making Sense Out of Suffering first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Sir John Polkinghorne: Can a Scientist Pray?

    1:14:53

    British theoretical physicist Sir John Polkinghorne examines how scientific discoveries of the 20th century, particularly quantum theory and chaos theory, disrupted the “clockwork universe” view of the world that prevailed for about 200 years after Newton. Polkinghorne explores how a world that does not behave in a reliable way, that is described not deterministically but […] The post Sir John Polkinghorne: Can a Scientist Pray? first appeared on Socrates in the City.
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    Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America

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    Eric Metaxas hosts an interview with two guests: columnist Cal Thomas and political pundit Bob Beckel are political adversaries—AND good friends. Be prepared for surprisingly poignant moments amidst lively banter in a conversation centered around Thomas’s book, WHAT WORKS: COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS FOR A STRONGER AMERICA. The post Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America first appeared on Socrates in the City.

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