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Kreeft, Peter

Overview
Works: 243 works in 444 publications in 5 languages and 17,227 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Fiction  History  Christian fiction  Apologetic writings  Miscellanea  Controversial literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: BX1749, 230.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Kreeft
Faith and reason : the philosophy of religion by Peter Kreeft( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the ages, mankind has pursued questions of faith in something beyond the world of ordinary experience. These lectures examine those eternal questions and present the most compelling arguments for and against God's existence, the seeming conflicts between religion and science, and the different truth-claims of the world's most popular religions
C.S. Lewis: a critical essay by Peter Kreeft( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is stronger than death by Peter Kreeft( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kreeft ponders the meaning of a terminal illness we all have: death. The three vital questions of Life, Death, and God are approached through a variety of human experiences. Kreeft's book is a statement of the Christian vision: the meaning of our existence, and of death, is the fulfillment of our deepest desire for the infinite joy and love of God. --From publisher's description
Nature and grace; selections from the Summa theologica of Thomas Aquinas by Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. He is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. He is the master of common sense. His major work, the Summa Theologica, is timeless, but particularly important today because of his synthesis of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This unique book combines selected essential philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and explanations by Kreeft, a popular Thomist teacher and writer. Kreeft selected those passages from Thomas that are intrinsically important, non-technical enough to be intelligible to modern readers, and most likely to be used in a class or by independent readers who want to study the Summa on their own. Kreeft's detailed footnotes explain difficult or technical passages and call attention to points of particular significance for the modern reader. This book is the most intelligent, clear, and useful access to Saint Thomas in print. Includes a glossary and an index. - Publisher
Making sense out of suffering by Peter Kreeft( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and French and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Christian apologetics : hundreds of answers to crucial questions by Peter Kreeft( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics include:faith and reason ; the existence of God ; God's nature ; how we know God ; creation and evolution ; providence and free will ; miracles ; the problem of evil ; the Bible's historical reliability ; the divinity of Christ ; the resurrection ; life after death ; heaven and hell ; salvation ; Christianity and other religions ; objective truth. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for"--Page 4 of cover
Heaven, the heart's deepest longing by Peter Kreeft( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major book on the subject of heaven, this expanded edition examines the hunger for heaven that is so strong in all of us. Fascinating and upbeat, Heaven, the Heart's Deepest Longing thoroughly explores the psychological and theological dimensions of this search for total joy and for the ultimate reality that grounds it. Drawing upon the substance of experience, Kreeft points up the centrality and significance of this most basic heart's-dynamic, the longing for heaven. As it probes the failure of our modern, idolatrous society to provide answers to the essential human questions of hope and happiness, Heaven also provides a solution to the fundamental riddle of death and points the way beyond the meaninglessness of atheistic and secular philosophies."--The publisher
A refutation of moral relativism : interviews with an absolutist by Peter Kreeft( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything you ever wanted to know about heaven-- but never dreamed of asking by Peter Kreeft( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete edition of Kreeft's very popular work includes seven unpublished chapters, along with an important appendix which demonstrates why it is reasonable to ask specific questions
Between heaven & hell : a dialog somewhere beyond death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley by Peter Kreeft( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining logical argument with literary imagination, Peter Kreeft uses a dialogue between C.S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley (all of whom died within hours of each other) to investigate the claims of Christ
Between Allah & Jesus : what Christians can learn from Muslims by Peter Kreeft( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What would happen if Christians and a Muslim at a university talked and disagreed, but really tried to understand each other? What would they learn? That is the intriguing question Peter Kreeft seeks to answer in these imaginative conversations on issues ranging from prayer and worship to evolution and abortion, from war and politics to the nature of spiritual struggle and spiritual submission."--Jacket
C.S. Lewis for the third millennium : six essays on the Abolition of man by Peter Kreeft( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unaborted Socrates : a dramatic debate on the issues surrounding abortion by Peter Kreeft( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Tolkien : the worldview behind The lord of the rings by Peter Kreeft( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. Like a good concordance, this book organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text." "Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in The Lord of the Rings, Kreeft presents four tools by which they can be understood: an explanation of a key question; a key quotation showing Tolkien's answer; quotes from other writings of Tolkien that clarify the theme; and quotes from his close friend C.S. Lewis, which state the same philosophical points directly." --
Back to virtue : traditional moral wisdom for modern moral confusion by Peter Kreeft( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kreeft issues a clear call to all Christians to get back to their active pursuit of real virtue in their daily lives. This in-depth analysis of the meaning of the virtues and their connection with the Beatitudes also summarizes a scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life. Includes the accumulated wisdom of St. Paul, C.S. Lewis, and many others. --From publisher's description
The philosophy of Jesus by Peter Kreeft( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at Jesus as a complete human being and philosopher, explores the most radical revolution in the history of philosophy--the differences Jesus made to metaphysics, epistemology, anthropology, and philosophical ethics and politics
Three philosophies of life : Ecclesiastes--life as vanity, Job--life as suffering, Song of Songs--life as love by Peter Kreeft( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I've been a philosopher for all my adult life and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs." These are the opening lines of Kreeft's Three Philosophies of Life. He reflects that there are ultimately only three philosophies of life and each one is represented by one of these books of the Bible-life is vanity; life is suffering; life is love. In these three books Kreeft shows how we have Dante's great epic The Divine Comedy played out, from Hell to Purgatory to Heaven. But it is an epic played out in our hearts and lives, here and now. Just as there is movement in Dante's epic, so there is movement in these books, from Ecclesiates to Job, from Job to Song of Songs. Love is the final answer to Ecclesiastes' quest, the alternative to vanity, and the true meaning of life. Finally, Kreeft sees in these books the epitome of theological virtues of faith, hope and love and "an essential summary of the spiritual history of the world."
Christianity for modern pagans : Pascal's Pensées edited, outlined, and explained by Peter Kreeft( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best things in life : a contemporary Socrates looks at power, pleasure, truth, and the good life by Peter Kreeft( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Chinese and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines how classic Greek philosophers would respond to the spiritual, ethical, and social challenges of the modern world
Fundamentals of the faith : essays in Christian apologetics by Peter Kreeft( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays in which Peter Kreeft examines the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism and their relation to everyday life
 
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Handbook of Christian apologetics : hundreds of answers to crucial questions
Alternative Names
Kreeft, Peter

Kreeft, Peter J.

Kreeft, Peter J. 1937-

Kreeft, Peter John.

Peter Kreeft Amerikaans filosoof

Peter Kreeft filosofo, teologo e educatore statunitense

Peter Kreeft US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Theologe

Крайфт, Питер

Пітер Кріфт

크레이프트, 피터

크리프트, 피터

クリーフト, P. J

Languages
English (100)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Nature and grace; selections from the Summa theologica of Thomas AquinasMaking sense out of sufferingHandbook of Christian apologetics : hundreds of answers to crucial questionsHeaven, the heart's deepest longingA refutation of moral relativism : interviews with an absolutistEverything you ever wanted to know about heaven-- but never dreamed of askingBetween heaven & hell : a dialog somewhere beyond death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis & Aldous HuxleyBetween Allah & Jesus : what Christians can learn from Muslims