Socrates in the City New York October 3, 2017

 


Oxford

Please join our host Eric Metaxas 
for a special event presented with 
The King's College

 

Martin Luther
Lecture and Launch Party!

 

On the first night of its publication, hear New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas give his maiden lecture on Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

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Date and Times

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:00 PM - Reception & Book Signing
7:00 PM - Main Program
8:30 PM - VIP Dinner

Location

The Union League Club of New York**
(38 E 37th Street)

***Club requires Business Attire for all persons; coat and tie for gentlemen (no jeans or sneakers).***

About Mr. Metaxas's Book

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, MARTIN LUTHER, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Historically, Luther is often painted as a rebel. The two iconic moments in his life—the Ninety-Five Theses and the Diet of Worms, where he bravely stated that he feared God’s judgment more than that of his representatives on earth, including the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope—seem to point to a man who was bold, defiant, and eager to watch the Catholic Church crumble under the weight of its own sins. But in his searing biography, Metaxas brings to life a much more complicated and fascinating figure. Luther was in fact a vigorous champion of the church and wanted nothing more than for Rome to avoid the fate it eventually succumbed to—the fate that, ironically, he helped bring about.

In MARTIN LUTHER, Metaxas dispels popular myths about the legendary figure, while tracing his life and influences, including the fateful lightning storm that caused him to give up his studies and become a monk, his scandalous marriage to a nun, and his clashes with scholars like Erasmus. In many ways, Luther was the first celebrity of modern culture—the quirky genius of Wittenberg, a hero to the common man, willing to speak truth to the highest seats of power. His decision to publish in German rather than in Latin was an unprecedented move that allowed him to communicate his ideas to ordinary citizens, inviting them into important discussions about the world in which they lived and the institutions that shaped their lives.

Luther’s writings and actions didn’t just spark a religious movement; they fundamentally altered the landscape of the modern world, by giving voice to ideas like the individual, personal responsibility, pluralism, religious liberty, and self-government. We take these values for granted now, but they all entered history through the door that Luther opened to the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, MARTIN LUTHER is the story of the man whose monumental faith and courage cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and gave birth to the ideals that lie at the heart of all modern life.

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Praise for Martin Luther

"If you had to make a list of five people who shaped the modern West, Martin Luther would be on it. Yet almost everything you think you know about Luther is wrong, as Eric Metaxas shows in this brilliant biography. This is an amazing story, beautifully told. You’ll emerge wiser."

—Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight

"Metaxas’s Martin Luther is a breathtaking achievement and a gripping read. Bold, fast-paced, and magisterial like its hero, yet always stylish and witty like its author, this account blows the cobwebs off long-settled expectations, and helps us to understand the man who shook the medieval world and helped to shape the modern world."

—Os Guinness, author of Impossible People

"When Martin Luther made it possible to read the Bible for yourself, he did more than anyone else to create the future. Read this book for yourself to understand the story we’re all still living through." 

—Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, entrepreneur, and author of Zero to One
 
"Eric Metaxas has blessed us with yet another indispensable biography. With his customary verve and elegance, profound reverence, and biting wit, Metaxas’s Martin Luther is an education in the meaning of man’s relation to God. It makes Luther’s life come alive and illuminates how deeply that life has affected our own." 

—Bret Lott, bestselling author of Jewel and nonfiction editor of Crazyhorse magazine
 
"As with his seminal work on Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas, in this extraordinary work on Martin Luther, reveals those nuances that made Luther the force that he was. As the details 
gather in the book, you soon feel the presence of the man himself."

—Dr. Gerald L. Schroeder, lecturer and teacher at College of Jewish Studies Aish HaTorah’s Discovery Seminar

"This massive but eminently readable biography of Luther deserves no less an adjective than ‘formidable.’ Eric Metaxas is to religious biographers what Pixar is to cartoons."

—Peter Kreeft, author of Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other?

“Extraordinary. A tour de force.”

—Johnnie Moore, Jr., founder of The Kairos Company

"If you wish to know why Martin Luther is remembered as one of the most consequential figures in history, and why Eric Metaxas has emerged as one of the most prominent storytellers of our generation, you’ll find the answers in this book. Eric’s skill as a writer and biographer are on full display here, even as he corrects the myths and secures the history of a monk who changed the world."

—John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

 

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