Peter Kreeft

Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know

Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know
Kreeft, Peter
$17.95
In response to actual questions many people have asked him about angels and demons, well-known author and philosophy professor Peter Kreeft separates fact from fantasy and myth from reality as he answers 100 common questions about these spiritual beings. Based on a very popular college course he teaches on this subject, this book responds to the incredible amount of interest in angelic beings and attempts to clear up some of the misinformation abounding in the numerous books today on what we know about these mysterious spirits.

Drawing on the Bible, traditional Church teaching and St. Thomas Aquinas, Kreeft gives straight, clear answers to the perennial and philosophical questions asked about angels and demons throughout time. In his typical lucid, profound and sometimes humorous style, Kreeft answers such questions as ''What are angels made of'', ''How do angels communicate with God'', ''How do angels communicate with us'', ''Do demons, or devils, or evil spirits really exist?'' and many more. Includes angel art.

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9780898705508
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1995-08-31
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Ask Peter Kreeft: The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked

Ask Peter Kreeft: The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked
Kreeft, Peter
$18.95

I've given thousands of lectures around the country to engaged, thoughtful, curious university and church audiences and have always made it a practice to allow for as many questions as possible. Here are the most interesting ones I've been asked, and the answers I gave.

Of course, as real questions from real people, they're an eclectic mix, ranging from questions about God and sex and sin and suffering to those about heaven, my favorite movies, even surfing! Some of the questions and answers are easy, some hard; some profound, some silly; some tragic, some funny; most of them thought-provoking and all of them, I hope, entertaining.

Join me now as I answer scores of questions I've been asked over the decades, including the following:

  • Why are you a Catholic?
  • Why are so many philosophers weird?
  • Why do you feel the need to bring God into everything?
  • What is your favorite method of prayer?
  • Why does the Church resist women's ordinati
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    9781622828609
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    2019-08-08
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    Before I Go

    Before I Go
    Kreeft, Peter
    $19.95
    Most parents have no trouble telling their children how to dress, drive, study, or shave, but struggle to talk with them about how best to live--about real love, faith, integrity, values, true enrichment, and success. In the tradition of Tuesdays With Morrie, Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft shares with us the wisdom that he has compiled for his children as his best gift to them. Readable and browsable, these heart to heart chats present priceless truths to live by in a casual yet compelling way.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781580512244
    Publication Date: 
    2007-10-15
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    Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth

    Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.00

    What are the best things in life?

    Questions like that may boggle your mind. But they don't boggle Socrates. The indomitable old Greek brings his unending questions to Desperate State University. With him come the same mind-opening and spirit-stretching challenge that disrupted ancient Athens.

  • What is the purpose of education?
  • Why do we make love?
  • What good is money?
  • Can computers think like people?
  • Is there a difference between Capitalism and Communism?
  • What is the greatest good?
  • Is belief in God like belief in Santa Claus?
  • In twelve short, Socratic dialogues Peter Kreeft explodes contemporary values like success, power and pleasure. And he bursts the modern bubbles of agnosticism and subjectivism. He leaves you richer, wiser and more able to discern what the best things in life actually are.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0877849226
    Publication Date: 
    1984-07-12
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    Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism

    Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism
    Kreeft, Peter
    $21.95
    For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. Since the Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.
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    9780898707984
    Publication Date: 
    2001-03-01
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    Christianity for Modern Pagans

    Christianity for Modern Pagans
    Kreeft, Peter
    $19.95
    Peter Kreeft believes that Baise Pascal is the first post-medieval apologist. No writer in history, claims Kreeft, is a more effective Christian apologist and evangelist to today's uprooted, confused, secularized pagans (inside and outside the Church) than Pascal. He was a brilliant man--a great scientist who did major work in physics and mathematics, as well as an inventor--whom Kreeft thinks was three centuries ahead of his time. His apologetics found in his Pensees are ideal for the modern, sophisticated skeptic.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898704525
    Publication Date: 
    1993-10-20
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    Confessions of a Cafeteria Catholic

    Confessions of a Cafeteria Catholic
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95

    One day, philosopher Peter Kreeft reads an open letter published by a friend, Nat Whilk. He's Catholic, but he sees the Church as unsteady, outdated, obsessive. As a challenge to the "True Believers", Nat pens a twenty-point manifesto for "cafeteria Catholics", who pass up certain Church teachings and scoop up others like a diner in a buffet line."I find in [Catholicism] both much to accept and even love and also much to refuse and even despise", he asserts. "If you insist on tying God to the Church, you will make me an atheist."

    Kreeft has an answer for Nat--one that spans over a hundred pages. The result is this book: a sharp, friendly, and funny debate between two honest thinkers trying to understand the Christian life. Nat "is the'cafeteria Catholic', "writes Kreeft,"and I am the 'eat all the food Mommy puts on your plate' Catholic." Taking on Nat's manifesto point by point, the Boston College philosopher builds his case for a full-package Catholicism, addressing the themes of authority, love, freedom, conscience, sex, abortion, social justice, science, and more. "Our hopes differ", he points out to his friend."Your hope is in man; mine is in God."

    If, like Nat Whilk, you find yourself wondering why the Church asks for so much commitment, Confessions of a Cafeteria Catholic could be the book for you. This debate serves as a fun and accessible introduction to some of the knottiest aspects of Catholic doctrine. Readers of Peter Kreeft's apologetic works and his Socrates Meets dialogues will enjoy the latest venture by one of the most celebrated contemporary Catholic writers.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621644811
    Publication Date: 
    2022-05-24
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    Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story

    Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story
    Kreeft, Peter
    $15.95

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."-- Hamlet

    After William Shakespeare's Horatio sees the ghost of Hamlet's father, and scarcely believes his own eyes, Hamlet tells him that there is more to reality than he can know or imagine, including ghosts.

    Hamlet's statement suggests that the walls of the material world, which we perceive with our senses and analyze with our intellects, have doors that open into the More beyond them. Philosopher Peter Kreeft explains in this book that the More includes "The Absolute Good, Platonic Forms, God, gods, angels, spirits, ghosts, souls, Brahman, Rta (the Hindu ontological basis for cosmological karma), Nirvana, Tao, 'the will of Heaven', The Meaning of It All, Something that deserves a capital letter."

    With razor-sharp reasoning and irrepressible joy, Kreeft helps us to find the doors in the walls of the world. Drawing on history, physical science, psychology, religion, philosophy, literature, and art, he invites us to welcome what lies on the other side so that we can begin living the life of Heaven in the here and now.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621642282
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-14
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    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven
    $18.95
    In the style of C. S. Lewis, Kreeft provides an unexcelled look at the nature of Heaven that offers readers a refreshingly clear, theologically sound, and always fascinating glimpse of that "undiscovered country." Kreeft's engaging and informative account thoughtfully answers intriguing questions about heaven that speaks to the mind and heart.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898702972
    Publication Date: 
    1990-06-01
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    Forty Reasons I Am a Catholic

    Forty Reasons I Am a Catholic
    Kreeft, Peter
    $14.95

    My title explains itself.

    But it's misleading.

    There are more than 40 reasons.

    In fact, there are at least ten to the 82nd power, which, I am told, is the number of atoms in the universe. And that's just in ordinary matter, which makes up only 4.9% of the universe, the rest being dark matter and dark energy.

    Each of my reasons is an independent point, so I have not organized this book by a succession of chapters or headings. After all, most readers only remember a few big ideas or separate points after reading a book. (I've never heard anyone say "Oh, that was a good continuous-process-of-logically-ordered-argumentation" but I've often heard people say, "Oh, that was a good point."

    Which takes me back to my main point: "Why are you a Catholic?" is a good question.

    A good question deserves a good answer.

    Here are forty of mine.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622826148
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    2018-02-22
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    Fundamentals of the Faith

    Fundamentals of the Faith
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    Kreeft considers all the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism, explaining, defending and showing their relevance to our life and the world's yearnings. Here is a book to help you understand your faith more fully and to explain it to others more winningly.

    Like every religion, this faith has three aspects, corresponding to the three parts of the soul and filling the innate needs of all three parts. Kreeft uses these three divisions as the basic outline for his Christian apologetics. First, every religion has some beliefs, whether expressed in creeds or not, something for the intellect to know. Second, every religion has some duty or deed, some practice of program, some moral or ethical code, something for the will to choose. Finally, every religion has some liturgy, some worship, some church, something for the body and the concrete imagination and the aesthetic sense to work at. Creed, Code and Cult; Words, Works and Worship, are a most useful way of outlining any religious faith, including the Catholic Faith of Christians.

    "These essays were written for Catholics by a Catholic. But I believe that nearly everything I say here will be found by the orthodox Biblical Protestant reader to be his faith as well: That solid and substantial core that C.S. Lewis called "mere Christianity"
    �Peter Kreeft

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898702026
    Publication Date: 
    1998-09-01
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    God Who Loves You: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, The

    God Who Loves You: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, The
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95
    God's love is the subject of Peter Kreeft's imaginative and thoughtful book (a revised and updated version of his book Knowing the Truth of God's Love). With unusual clarity, Kreeft points out that the man or woman who begins to glimpse the God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Lover of our souls, will never be the same. He describes Scripture as God's love story and then tells why divine love is the answer to our deepest problems and the fulfillment of our deepest desires.

    Posing the hard questions about love that rankle the heart, Peter Kreeft never settles for easy answers. He exposes today's superficial attitudes about love to lead people to a deeper understanding of what it means to be loved by God, addressing these issues and many more.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586170172
    Publication Date: 
    2004-06-09
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    Handbook of Catholic Apologetics Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith

    Handbook of Catholic Apologetics Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith
    Tacelli, Fr Ronald
    $27.95
    Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith.

    An expanded, Catholic edition of the popular book Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586172794
    Publication Date: 
    2009-07-01
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    Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions

    Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions
    Tacelli, Ronald K
    $35.00
  • Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year
  • Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, 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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830817740
    Publication Date: 
    1994-03-22
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    How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss

    How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95

    Peter Kreeft presents a series of brilliant essays about many of the problems that undermine our Western civilization, along with ways to address them. "These essays are not new proposals or solutions to today's problems," he says. "They are old. They have been tried, and have worked. They have made people happy and good. That is what makes them so radical and so unusual today."

    In his witty, readable style, Kreeft implores us to gather wisdom and preserve it, as the monks did in the Middle Ages. He offers relevant philosophical precepts, divided into various categories, that can be collected and remembered in order to guide us and future generations in the days ahead.

    Kreeft emphasizes that the most necessary thing to save our civilization is to have children. If we don't have children, our civilization will cease to exist. The "unmentionable elephant in the room", he tells us, is sex, properly understood. Religious liberty is being attacked in the name of "sexual liberty", in other words, abortion. Kreeft encourages us to fight back--with joy and confidence--with the one weapon that will win the future: children.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621642688
    Publication Date: 
    2021-03-18
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    How to Win the Culture War

    How to Win the Culture War
    Kreeft, Peter
    $21.00

    The battle lines have been drawn. Many Christians have fallen into the trap of proclaiming "Peace! Peace!" when there is no peace. Hiding their eyes from the pressing issues of the day, they believe that resistance to the prevailing culture is useless. At the same time, other Christians have been too quick to declare war, mistaking battlefield casualties as enemies rather than victims. In How to Win the Culture War Peter Kreeft issues a rousing call to arms. Christians must understand the true nature of the culture war--a war between the culture of life and the culture of death. Kreeft identifies the real enemies facing the church today and maps out key battlefields. He then issues a strategy for engagement and equips Christians with the weapons needed for a successful campaign. Above all, Kreeft assures us that the war can be won--in fact, it will be won. For those who hope in Christ, victory is assured, because good triumphs over evil and life conquers death. Love never gives up. Neither must we.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830823161
    Publication Date: 
    2002-05-16
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    Jesus Shock

    Jesus Shock
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.00

    Jesus Shock is the second in a series of short works on seminal concerns of the impact that Jesus Christ made in the world. The first work, The Philosophy of Jesus (St. Augustine's Press, 2007), explored philosophy in light of Jesus, rather than the other way around. The present work investigates the reception Jesus received both in His lifetime and continuously to the present time, not only from His enemies, but from His friends, a reception of shock, astonishment, even disgust.
    Perhaps a few remarks from the book best explains it:

    The point of the book:
    The point of the title: Imagine a storm has downed a telephone wire so that everyone who touches it is shocked in every cell of his body. Well, the storm of God's crazy love has "downed" (incarnated) Jesus, and everyone who touches this "live wire" is shocked in every cell of his soul.
    The question of the book: Why is "Jesus" the most non-neutral, the most controversial, the most embarrassing name in the world? Why is talking about Jesus like talking about sex?
    This whole book is really about a single movie line, the greatest line in the greatest movie in history. Bet you know what it is.
    Jesus-Shock is about the Real Presence of Christ in the Gospels and in the Eucharist. It
    is not about the theology of the Real Presence, but about the experience of Him there, and about the experience of everyone in the Gospels who met Him.

    What was the bitterest controversy of the Protestant Reformation, both between Protestants and Catholics and between different Protestant denominations, the one that had both sides calling the other not just heretics but devils?
    Answer: It was not Justification by Faith, the hallmark of the Reformation, even though that question is about nothing less momentous than how to be saved, how to get to Heaven. It was not the relation between religion and politics, even though that was a matter of life or death (literally, on battlefields and at guillotines and hangings) and not just a matter of truth or falsity, or of good or evil. It was not about the sufficiency of the Bible, or the corruption in the Church, or the relation between the Bible and the Church. It was not about the Pope, and the governance of the Church. It was not about Mary or saints or angels or Purgatory. It was not about the Incarnation or the Trinity or the Atonement.
    It was about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

    Jesus-Shock, in addressing this controversy forcefully and faithfully, shows the reasons why to this day the name of "Jesus" stirs up controversy, even revulsion, in polite society. In the true spirit of ecumenism, it also points the way toward a true rapprochement among His modern-day disciples.

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    9781587313943
    Publication Date: 
    2008-08-01
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    Man Who Left His Mark: How Mark's Gospel Answers Modern Questions

    Man Who Left His Mark: How Mark's Gospel Answers Modern Questions
    Kreeft, Peter
    $15.95

    In this unusual book on the Gospel of Mark, the brilliant and prolific Peter Kreeft presents 252 contemporary questions that modern man asks about every aspect of the meaning of life, faith, love, suffering, friendship, death, eternity, God, Jesus and more.

    He then gives an answer to each question taken directly from Mark's Gospel, which are always pointed and often suprising, and makes us ponder more deeply about the meaning of the Scripture passage in relation to our own lives. Kreeft says that Mark's Gospel is "the quickest and 'busiest' of the four - the Gospel for Americans." He describes the book as "a series of sudden shocks and surprises because that is how Jesus appeared to Mark and others who followed him - full of shocks and surprises."

    Kreeft's goal of this book is for us to allow Jesus to speak more directly to us, to answer our questions in a personal and profound way, so that we will learn more about ourselves, and about Him. And thus how to know, love and follow Him more closely in our lives.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621645825
    Publication Date: 
    2022-11-10
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    Ocean Full of Angels: The Autobiography of Isa Ben Adam

    Ocean Full of Angels: The Autobiography of Isa Ben Adam
    Kreeft, Peter
    $37.50
    "On the connections between Jesus Christ, Muhammad, dead Vikings, sassy Black feminists, Dutch Calvinist seminarians, large mother substitues, armless nature mystics, Caribbean rubber dancers, three popes in one year, Cortez, Romeo and Juliet, the wandering Jew, the sea serpent, Our Lady of Guadalupe, the demon Hurricano, Islam in the art of body surfing, the universal fate wave theory, the Palestinian intifada, the fatal beauty of the sea, dreams of Jungian archetypes, the dooms of the Boston Red Sox, abortion wars, the great blizzard of '78, the wisdom of the "handicapped," the ecumenical jihad, the psychology of suicide, the disguises of angels, and the end of the world."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781587315909
    Publication Date: 
    2011-04-15
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    Philosophy of Tolkien

    Philosophy of Tolkien
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95

    To learn more about J.R.R. Tolkien visit

    Wh ile nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien's masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its underlying philosophy can be another exhilarating adventure.
    Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord.Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in Lord, Kreeft presents tools by which they can be understood. Illustrated.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586170257
    Publication Date: 
    2005-10-01
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    Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics

    Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics
    Tacelli, Ronald K
    $14.00

    "Be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you," wrote the apostle Peter.

    That is what apologetics is all about.

    Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have condensed their popular Handbook of Christian Apologetics, summarizing the foremost arguments for major Christian teachings and offering compelling responses to the most common arguments put forward against Christianity. In this book you'll find answers to questions about

  • faith and reason
  • the existence of God
  • creation and evolution
  • predestination and free will
  • miracles
  • the problem of evil
  • Christ and the resurrection
  • the reliability of the Bible
  • life after death
  • heaven and hell
  • salvation and other religions
  • objective truth
  • The Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics is the place to begin for people with questions about Christianity.

    Designed for students and pastors alike, the short and accessible volumes in the IVP Pocket Reference Series will help you tackle the study of biblical languages, church history, apologetics, world religions, Christian spirituality, ethics, theology, and more.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830827022
    Publication Date: 
    2003-05-22
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    Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas

    Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas
    Kreeft, Peter
    $23.95

    Saint Thomas Aquinas has been admired throughout the ages for his philosophical brilliance and his theological sanity, but author and professor Peter Kreeft thinks the practical spiritual wisdom of Aquinas is just as amazing.

    In this book, Kreeft brings together 358 useful, everyday insights from Aquinas' masterpiece the Summa Theologiae. He pairs these easily digestible quotes from the Summa with his own delightfully written commentary in order to answer the kinds of questions real people ask their spiritual directors. These 358 passages from the Summa have helped Kreeft in his own struggles to grow closer to the Lord. His practical, personal, and livable advice is the fruit of his labors to apply the insights of Aquinas to his own quest for sanctity, happiness, and union with God.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586179687
    Publication Date: 
    2014-11-14
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    Prayer for Beginners

    Prayer for Beginners
    Kreeft, Peter
    $15.95
    Peter Kreeft brings his unique insights to this most important area of our spiritual lives. He claims he himself is still a beginner in prayer, and this book is for all those, like him, who feel that they are not good at praying but desire to become much better at it. Thus, Kreeft offers simple, but profound advice and practical steps for developing a prayer life based on the time-tested wisdom of the saints and great spiritual writers, especially the principles found in Brother Lawrence's classic, The Practice of the Presence of God. In short, straight-forward and unsentimental chapters, Kreeft covers all the key areas for understanding and developing that intimate form of communication with our Creator that we call prayer. He covers such areas as the necessity of prayer, various motives and methods, steps, patience, suffering, sin, faith, and grace.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898707755
    Publication Date: 
    2000-02-29
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    Prayer: The Great Conversation

    Prayer: The Great Conversation
    Kreeft, Peter
    $12.95
    In his typical lucid and original style, the popular spiritual writer Peter Kreeft explores many aspects and questions about prayer, the center of our spiritual lives. In a series of imaginative dialogues (like prayer itself), Kreeft shows how prayer can be an exciting adventure, an inexhaustible joy, a conversation with God--the source of wisdom and strength.

    Written in a practical, yet inspirational manner, this book addresses important areas like: finding the time to pray, praying when you don't feel like it, using the prayer book God wrote, how to overcome sin through contemplation, and how to see God everywhere. Kreeft communicates a vision for prayer that becomes a profound conversation with the God who created, redeemed and sustains us--a conversation that is the most important experience in human life.

    Prayer: The Great Conversation will benefit anyone who finds it hard to pray or to read books about prayer. Kreeft's stimulating insights and ecumenical, "mere Christianity" approach make this a unique book about prayer that should appeal to Christians of all denominations.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898703573
    Publication Date: 
    1991-10-11
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    Refutation of Moral Relativism

    Refutation of Moral Relativism
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and philosophers' arguments against it have been specialized, technical, and scholarly.

    In his typical unique writing style, 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 an engaging 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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898707311
    Publication Date: 
    1999-08-19
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    Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St Thomas Aquinas

    Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St Thomas Aquinas
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.95
    A shortened version of Kreeft's much larger Summa of the Summa, which in turn was a shortened version of the Summa Theologica. The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was just over 500.) The Summa is certainly the greatest, most ambitious, most rational book of theology ever written. In it, there is also much philosophy, which is selected, excerpted, arranged, introduced, and explained in footnotes here by Kreeft, a popular Thomist teacher and writer. St. 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. 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 little book is designed for beginners, either for classroom use or individually. It contains the most famous and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to understanding them.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0898704383
    Publication Date: 
    1993-05-12
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    Socrates' Children Box Set

    Socrates' Children Box Set
    Kreeft, Peter
    $79.95

    Peter Kreeft, esteemed philosophy professor and author of over eighty books, has taught college philosophy for sixty years. Throughout those decades, he yearned for a beginner's philosophy text that was clear, accessible, enjoyable, and exciting (perhaps even funny). Finding none that met those criteria, he eventually decided to write it himself.

     

    In this special edition four-volume box set, Kreeft delivers, with his characteristic wit and clarity, an introduction to philosophy via the hundred greatest philosophers of all time. Socrates’ Children examines the big ideas of four major eras—ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary—and immerses the reader in the “great conversation,” the ongoing dialogue among the great thinkers of history, including the most influential philosopher of all: Socrates, the father of Western philosophy. 

    Peter Kreeft, esteemed philosophy professor and author of over eighty books, has taught college philosophy for sixty years. Throughout those decades, he yearned for a beginner's philosophy text that was clear, accessible, enjoyable, and exciting (perhaps even funny). Finding none that met those criteria, he eventually decided to write it himself.

    In this special edition four-volume box set, Kreeft delivers, with his characteristic wit and clarity, an introduction to philosophy via the hundred greatest philosophers of all time. Socrates' Children examines the big ideas of four major eras--ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary--and immerses the reader in the "great conversation," the ongoing dialogue among the great thinkers of history, including the most influential philosopher of all: Socrates, the father of Western philosophy.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781685780098
    Publication Date: 
    2023-02-27
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    Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas

    Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas
    Kreeft, Peter
    $29.95
    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.

    "This book differs from all other books on Saint Thomas because it gives the words of Thomas himself, not a modern summary, but pared down to essentials, and with footnotes which do what a professor in a class would do."
    � Peter Kreeft

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898703009
    Publication Date: 
    1990-12-20
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    Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien

    Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95

    In this engaging fictional conversation, Peter Kreeft gives credible voices to C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Billy Graham as they discuss one of the most contentious questions in the history of Christianity: Is Jesus symbolically or substantially present in the Eucharist?

    These widely respected modern Christian witnesses represent three important Western theological traditions. Graham, an ordained Southern Baptist minister who traversed the world and the airwaves to spread the good news of salvation, represents evangelical Protestantism. Lewis, an Oxford professor, a prolific Christian apologist, and the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, was a member of the Church of England. Also an Oxford don, Tolkien was a friend of Lewis, the author of The Lord of the Rings, and a Roman Catholic.

    While Lewis and Tolkien likely discussed the Eucharist during their long friendship, the conversation in this book never took place--but it could have, says Kreeft, who faithfully presents the views of these three impressive men.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621642756
    Publication Date: 
    2019-01-30
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    Three Approaches to Abortion: A Thoughtful and Compassionate Guide to Today's Mo

    Three Approaches to Abortion: A Thoughtful and Compassionate Guide to Today's Mo
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    Three Approaches to Abortion will help you persuade others--including "pro-choice Catholics" that abortion is an evil society we cannot permit or tolerate.

    Abortion has been and remains a crucial issue in American politics. Unfortunately, many Americans don't see abortion for the evil it is--the unjust killing of millions of human beings each year. Even many Catholics have been confused by the "pro-choice" (read: pro-abortion) rhetoric of those who say that they personally accept Catholic teaching about abortion, but they can't impose it on others.

    You've heard argument after argument about this topic. Maybe you think there is nothing more to say.

    Well, there is.

    Three Approaches to Abortion, by popular author Peter Kreeft, cuts through the nonsense of the "pro-choice" position. He shows in an irrefutable way why abortion is evil and why it's illogical to support abortion rights while claiming to be "personally opposed to abortion." Kreeft's commonsense approach to the issue, his lucid arguments, easy-to-grasp illustrations and examples, and his thoughtful dialogue between a pro-lifer and a "pro-choicer" make this book an invaluable tool in the pro-life cause.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898709155
    Publication Date: 
    2002-01-28
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    Three Philosophies of Life: Ecclesiastes - Life as Vanity, Job - Life as Suffering, Song of Songs - Life as Love

    Three Philosophies of Life: Ecclesiastes - Life as Vanity, Job - Life as Suffering, Song of Songs - Life as Love
    Kreeft, Peter
    $15.95
    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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898702620
    Publication Date: 
    1989-10-06
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    Wisdom and Wonder: How Peter Kreeft Shaped the Next Generation of Catholics

    Wisdom and Wonder: How Peter Kreeft Shaped the Next Generation of Catholics
    $17.95

    Few figures have impacted the rising generation of Catholics more than Peter Kreeft, the widely respected philosophy professor and prolific bestselling author of over 80 books. Through his writings and lectures, Kreeft has shaped the minds and hearts of thousands of young apologists, evangelists, teachers, parents, and scholars. This collection of eighteen essays, mainly by millennial Catholic leaders and converts to the Catholic faith, celebrates Kreeft's significant legacy and impact, his most important books, and the many ways he has imparted to others those two seminal gifts: wisdom and wonder.

    Among the eighteen contributors to this book are Brandon Vogt, Trent Horn, Tyler Blanski, Dr. Douglas Beaumont, JonMarc Grodi, Jackie Angel, Matthew Warner, Rachel Bulman, Fr. Blake Britton, and others.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621644231
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-08
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