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Eric Metaxas, Bestselling Author and Radio Show Host, to Speak at Whitworth University

February 27, 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Whitworth University’s Speakers & Artists Series welcomes Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show, on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. on the Cowles Auditorium main stage.

His talk is titled “If You Can Keep It,” based on his book by the same name that examines how the United States is living up to its founders’ vision for liberty and justice.

Metaxas has written several award-winning books including Martin Luther, Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women and Amazing Grace. He has also authored more than 30 children’s books.

Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The New Yorker.

ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life,” and The Indianapolis Star described him as “a Protestant version of William F. Buckley.”

Metaxas was the 17th recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Previous medalists include Mitt Romney, Chuck Colson and Elie Wiesel. Metaxas has testified before Congress about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, and has spoken on religious freedom at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Metaxas has been awarded honorary doctorates from Hillsdale College, Liberty University and Sewanee: The University of the South.

The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Metaxas, click here.

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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