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Bestselling Author Eric Metaxas Joins King’s

March 27, 2014 | CHAD G. ABBOTT

NEW YORK – March 25, 2014 – Eric Metaxas, author, founder of Socrates in the City, and TV host, will bring his extensive experience and unique platform to The King’s College in New York City as Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large.

“Eric is shaping this generation of young Christians. As he continues to write new books and speak into culture, we want to give our students face time with him,” said College President Gregory Alan Thornbury.

The appointment adds to Metaxas’ already notable list of accomplishments. His most recent book is 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness. It presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known but not well-understood Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.

Metaxas is best known for two biographies, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery about William Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He has also written humor, children’s books, and scripts for VeggieTales. He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, a NYC-based event series, and is co-host of the nationally syndicated weekly Sunday morning program 100 Huntley Street.


In addition to guest lecturing and working with King’s students on campus, Metaxas will use his platform to speak about The King’s College with young Christians around the country. The King’s College uses a focused curriculum in the liberal arts to train a new generation of principled leaders for America. Metaxas will be an important part of bringing the right students to New York City to take advantage of this education.

Emmanuel A. Kampouris is the publisher of the Kairos Journal and Biblemesh, and had this to say about Metaxas’s appointment: “I am thrilled that Eric Metaxas is joining The King’s College community. His clear thinking and prophetic voice is increasingly needed in our morally and spiritually adrift culture. I pray that Eric’s boldness and courage will inspire a new generation of leaders to be salt and light in our world.”

Watch the full interview with Thornbury and Metaxas.

Metaxas has been a longtime advocate of the education and experience provided by King’s. “My appointment at King’s is going to be an ongoing relationship that will, by the Lord’s grace, help to shape this generation,” said Metaxas.