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Three Presbyterian institutions host bestselling author Eric Metaxas

September 24, 2010

New York, N.Y.

New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas will be giving a lecture open to the public at Brick Presbyterian Church at 62 East 92nd Street in Manhattan. The event is being sponsored by three venerable Presbyterian institutions: Brick Presbyterian Church and Auburn Theological Seminary in New York, and the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia, Penn.

Mr. Metaxas's lecture, "The Meaning of Bonhoeffer for Today," draws from his recently-published book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.  The book examines pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s religious opposition to the Nazi Regime, his decision to leave America for Germany in 1939, and his involvement in attempts to assassinate Hitler.

The event is designed to raise awareness of the good work being undertaken by the three sponsoring institutions.  Tickets are available at the door and cost $20.  The event starts at 7 pm with refreshments.  The lecture begins at 7:30 pm with a Q&A, book signing, and reception to follow.  Copies of Bonhoeffer will be available for purchase and signing.

About Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas grew up in Danbury, Conn. and graduated from Yale University in 1984.  He is the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery.  His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Atlantic Monthly and he has appeared on CNN and FoxNews. He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City, the acclaimed Manhattan speakers’ series on "life, God, and other small topics." Eric lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

About the sponsors

The Presbyterian Historical Society is the national archives of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a leading research institution on American Presbyterianism.  Founded in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the story of the American Presbyterian experience.

The Brick Presbyterian Church is a flourishing congregation of Christians in the largely secular world of New York City.  Founded in 1767, we are a vital and growing congregation of more than 1,700 members.  Excellent worship, extensive mission outreach in the city and beyond, an education program for children, youth and adults, and a strong tradition of fellowship characterize our life as a church.

Auburn Theological Seminary, located in New York City, was founded in 1818 and today exists in covenant with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  We equip bold and resilient leaders who can bridge religious divides, build community, pursue justice, and heal the world.  Rooted in Christian tradition with multifaith commitments, we seek the best strategies to respond to today’s biggest challenges.

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    by Samantha Piccolo

    September 27, 2010

  2. This event is Thursday, October 7, 2010 7pm at Brick Presbyterian Church Space is limited please rsvp to spiccolo@history.pcusa.org -- Sam

    by Samantha Piccolo

    September 27, 2010

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