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Captures the "magic" of Socrates in the City Events.,
This review is from: Socrates in the City: Conversations on "Life, God, and Other Small Topics" (Hardcover)
Socrates in the City sponsors lectures by authors about 'meaningful' topics. This is collection of some of the best lectures, including a personal favorite the Rev.John Polkinghorne - a physicists who became and Anglican minister. As you can probably imagine, he has some interesting thoughts on the relationship between God and Science.
The book preserves the 'form' of the lectures - in fact it is something of a transcript of them - the host introduces the speaker, the speaker speaks, and then people in the audience ask questions. I have attended some lectures and have found them stimulating and fascinating, but I didn't think it would transfer well to a book - after all, movie scripts are usually pretty tedious to read compared to watching a movie. But I was pleasantly surprised to find the form transfers very well to book format. I was especially happy that the questions and answers were included as they helped expand on the topic.
There are few 'hard answers' here, but plenty of stimulating, mind broadening questions.