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Kreeft, Peter

Works: 288 works in 576 publications in 6 languages and 18,369 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Christian fiction  Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Apologetic writings  Controversial literature  Catechisms 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: BX1749, 230.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Kreeft
Between Allah & Jesus : what Christians can learn from Muslims by Peter Kreeft( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 920 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
Faith and reason : the philosophy of religion by Peter Kreeft( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 769 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 )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is stronger than death by Peter Kreeft( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 746 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
Between heaven & hell : a dialog somewhere beyond death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley by Peter Kreeft( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 660 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
Nature and grace : selections from the Summa theologica of Thomas Aquinas by Thomas( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 658 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
Handbook of Christian apologetics : hundreds of answers to crucial questions by Peter Kreeft( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 582 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
Making sense out of suffering by Peter Kreeft( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and French and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Kreeft observes that our world is full of billions of normal lives which have been touched by apparently pointless and random suffering. He then records the results of his own wrestling match with God as he struggles to make sense out of his pain and suffering. This account of a real and honest personal quest is both engaging and convincing. It delights as well as informs, much in the style of C.S. Lewis. Written from a deep well of wisdom derived from experience and careful observation, Making Sense Out of Suffering is a book for empty hearts, not full ones. Read it if your are hungry for insight into the mystery of suffering."--Back cover
Heaven, the heart's deepest longing by Peter Kreeft( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 532 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 )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a 'Muslim fundamentalist' absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism. In a series of personal interviews, every conceivable argument the 'sassy Black feminist' reporter Libby gives against absolutism is simply and clearly refuted, and none of the many arguments for moral absolutism is refuted."--Jacket
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 477 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
Letters to an atheist : wrestling with faith by Peter Kreeft( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Letters to an Atheist, esteemed philosopher and author Peter Kreeft corresponds with a young atheist who is wrestling with the question of God. Together they work through some of the primary reasons people don't believe in God, including violence committed in the name of religion, the problem of evil, and more. They also discuss many of the reasons for belief, including love, miracles, and the relationship between religion and science. The debate between atheists and theists today is often strident and angry, and understandably so--the debate encompasses fundamental questions about how we live our lives. As Kreeft writes, "If God does not exist, then religion is the biggest hoax, the biggest myth, the biggest lie in the history of the world." However, Letters to an Atheist showcases a respectful exploration of some of life's biggest questions, trying to understand the opposing point of view. With characteristic warmth and clarity, Kreeft's letters offer believers and nonbelievers much to consider. (Book jacket)
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 351 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."--
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 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back to virtue : traditional moral wisdom for modern moral confusion by Peter Kreeft( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 319 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
Christianity for modern pagans : Pascal's Pensées edited, outlined, and explained by Peter Kreeft( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esto no es solo un libro sobre Pascal o una reedición de Pascal. Es una obra original de apologética dirigida a nuestra propia época que utiliza a Pascal igual que se utiliza la caballería en una batalla. Pascal es un caballo muy veloz (siempre he considerado maravillosamente cortés por parte del caballo que se deje cabalgar por el hombre. Agradezco a Pascal que permita a un crío subirse a lomos de un semental). Este libro no es una "explicación" de Pascal. No la necesita. Más bien, se trata de "engalanar" a Pascal, como quien decora el árbol de Navidad. Este libro va dirigido a dos públicos diferentes, exactamente igual que lo hicieron los "Pensamientos" hace tres siglos. Es, en primer lugar, para los escépticos, no creyentes, los paganos modernos. Es un programa para una "retirada en privado de los escépticos", un experimento ampliado para los escépticos, e incluso una oración por los escépticos. Pero también es para los cristianos: tanto como apologética como para un autoexamen
Three philosophies of life : Ecclesiastes--life as vanity, Job--life as suffering, Song of Songs--life as love by Peter Kreeft( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 303 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."
The philosophy of Jesus by Peter Kreeft( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 293 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
Catholic Christianity : a complete Catechism of Catholic beliefs based on the Catechism of the Catholic church by Peter Kreeft( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the 'Catechism of the Catholic Church' as a basis, the author presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism. He offers a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the church's Tradition. (Adapted from back cover)
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Handbook of Christian apologetics : hundreds of answers to crucial questions
Love is stronger than deathBetween heaven & hell : a dialog somewhere beyond death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis & Aldous HuxleyNature and grace : selections from the Summa theologica of Thomas AquinasHandbook of Christian apologetics : hundreds of answers to crucial questionsMaking sense out of sufferingHeaven, the heart's deepest longingA refutation of moral relativism : interviews with an absolutistEverything you ever wanted to know about heaven-- but never dreamed of asking
Alternative Names
Kreeft, Peter

Kreeft, Peter J.

Kreeft, Peter J. 1937-

Kreeft, Peter John.

Kreeft, Peter John 1937-

Kreeftas Peteris

Kryftas Piteris

Peter Kreeft Amerikaans filosoof

Peter Kreeft filósofo estadounidense

Peter Kreeft filosofo, teologo e educatore statunitense

Peter Kreeft philosophe américain

Peter Kreeft US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Theologe

Peter Kreeft usona filozofo

Petrus Kreeft

Πέτρος Κριφτ Αμερικανός φιλόσοφος

Крайфт, Питер

Пітер Кріфт

크레이프트, 피터 1937-

크리프트, 피터 1937-

크리프트, 피터 J. 1937-

크리프트, 피터 존 1937-

クリーフト, P. J

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