Sun, Apr 14
04:30PM ET
Sun, Apr 14
04:30PM ET

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Socrates, Moses, and the Long Fight Against Idolatry - In-person Event

Join us for a fascinating discussion celebrating the launch of¬†Matt Gatton’s new book,¬†The Shadows of Socrates: The Heresy, War, and Treachery Behind the Trial of Socrates.

The trial of the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is widely considered the most famous trial of all time. At age 70, he was charged with impiety (a religious crime) and corrupting the youth, but the reasons for these charges were left unexplained, as the prosecution’s case was not recorded. There’s a reason for this: Socrates triggered the first great battle between philosophy and religion when he launched a searing critique of Athens’ most important and secretive idolatrous cult. Socrates has more in common with Moses, Maimonides, and Spinoza than you might ever have imagined. Sometimes the light of true reason must fight in the shadows.

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