Monday, May 11, 2009

Apologist Profile: Dr. Peter Kreeft


Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College (Empire State Building), in New York City.

He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 45 books. [1]

Although Kreeft and myself differ on numerous theological issues (he is Catholic), I find his work to be extremely thought-provoking and relevant. For those not familiar with Dr. Kreeft, you may have read an interview with him in Lee Strobel's book, The Case for Faith.

Educational Background

Kreeft took his A.B. at
Calvin College (1959), and an M.A. at Fordham University (1961). In the same university he completed his doctoral studies 1965. He briefly did post graduate studies at Yale University
.

Dr. Kreeft has received several honors for achievements in philosophical reasoning. They include the following: Woodrow Wilson, Yale-Sterling Fellowship, Newman Alumni Scholarship, Danforth Asian Religions Fellowship, and Weathersfield Homeland Foundation Fellowship. [2]

Publications

Making Choices: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Moral Decisions

Because God is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer

Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Critical Questions

How to Win the Culture War: A Christian Battle Plan for a Society in Crisis

To check out a complete list of Dr. Kreeft's books, see here.

Articles

Christianity

Bible: Myth or History?

Case for Life after Death

The Uniqueness of Christianity

Resurrection Evidence

The Divinity of Christ


Culture

Culture Wars

Personhood

A Refutation of Moral Relativism-Transcript (Audio Included)

Existence of God

Can you Prove God Exists?

20 Arguments for the Existence of God

4 Arguments for Transcendence

Other Religions- Compares each to Christianity

Judaism

Islam

Hinduism

Buddhism

The New Paganism

Pillars of Unbelief

Kant

Nietzsche

Freud

Marx

Sartre

To view other articles and works by Dr. Kreeft, see here and here.

Audio Resources

Arguments for God's Existence

Making Sense Out of Suffering

How to Win the Culture War

Pro-Life Philosophy

Moral Theology and Homosexuality

To view a complete list of Dr. Kreeft's Featured Audio, click here.

I hope that our readers find Dr. Kreeft's work beneficial.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross


References:

1. About this site,
http://www.peterkreeft.com/about.htm
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kreeft#Academic_career

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