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Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College, and a Catholic Apologist. He has written various books on apologetics, logic, philosophy, and theology. He draws inspiration from great minds like Socrates, St. Thomas Aquinas, and C.S. Lewis.


  • A.B. Calvin College (1959)
  • M.A. Fordham University (1961)
  • Ph.D. Fordham (1965)
  • Yale University - Post Graduate Study


1. C.S. Lewis: A Critical Essay (Christendom College Press ‘88; Eerdmans ‘69) Short, 50 p. introduction

2. Love is Stronger than Death (Ignatius ‘87; Harper ‘79) Death as enemy, stranger, Mend, mother, lover

3. Heaven, the Heart’s Dearest Longing (Ignatius ‘89, Harper ‘80) Explores what CSI called “irony”

4. Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven (Ignatius ‘89; Harper ‘82) What’s in Heaven?

5. Between Heaven and Hell (InterVarsity ‘81) CSL, JFK, & Aldous Huxley alter death argue about’ Jesus

6. The Unaborted Socrates (InterVarsity ‘82) Socrates argues vs. prochoice doctor, lawyer, & psychologist

7. The Best Things in Life (InterVarsity ‘83) Socrates, on campus, argues the meaning of life wi students

8. Philosophical QuestIons (wI It Purtill & G. MaDona1d, Prentice-Hall ‘84) Intro philosophy ‘anthology

9. Yes or No? Straight Answers to Tough Questions about Christianity (!gnatius’91; Servant ‘84) Dialogs

10. Prayer: the Great Conversation (Ignatius ‘92; Servant ‘85) Dialogs on prayer & sanctity for beginners

11. Back to Virtue (Ignatius ‘92; Nelson ‘86 as For Heaven’s Sakel Virtues & vices, natural & supernatural

12. Making Sense out of Suffering (Servant ‘6) Clues front myth, philosophy, art, literature, & scripture

13. Socrates Meets Jesus (InterVarsity ‘87) Conversion of Socrates as a student at Harvard Divinity School

14. A Turn of the Clock (Ignatius‘87) short book of short proverbs for wise people in unwise worlds

15. The God Who Loves You (Servant ‘88) How God’s love explains everything in theology & scripture

16. Fundamentals of the Faith (Ignatius‘88) Introductory essays In traditional Catholic apologetics

17. Advent: Meditations for the Season (Twin Circle ‘88)

18. Two Arguments from the Heart for Immortality (Eerdmans ‘89; Stob Lectures) From CSL & Ci. Marcel

19. Letters to Jesus: Answered (Ignatius‘89) Jesus’ sayings in Matthew as answers to modem questions

20. Three Philosophies of Life (Ignatius‘89) Ecclesiastes (vanity), (suffering), Song of Songs (love)

21. Does God Exist? (Nelson, ‘90) introduction & conclusion to debate by J.P. Moreland & KM Nielson

22. Making Choices (Servant ‘90) Seeing clear and detailed goods and evils in a world of moral confusion

23. You Can Understand the Old Testament (Servant ‘90) Book-by-book introduction for beginners

24. Reading and Praying the New Testament (Servant ‘91) Ditto; expanded treatment.of & Revelation

25. Summa of the Sumni (Ignatius ‘91) Best intro, to Aquinas’ philosophy: his jgg edited & footnoted

26. A Shorter Summa (Ignatius 93) 350 page book (above, #25) cut to 100 pages, for beginning students

27. Christianity for Modern Pagans (Ignatius ‘93) Pascal’s Pensees edited, outlined, explained,. & applied

28. The Snakebite Letters (Ignatius ‘93) Application of CSL’s Screwtape genre to modern Catholic issues

29. Handbook of Christian Apologetics (InterVarsity ‘93) wI B. Tacefli; all the basic arguments outined

30. Your Oucstions. God’s Answers (Ignatius ‘94) Scripture’s answers to modern young people’s questions

31. Shadowlands of C.S. Lewis (Ignatius ‘94) EdIted exerpiS froniCSL on 5 ba1c themes in the movie

32. Women and the Priesthood (Franciscan U. Press, ‘94) w/ Alice vónHlldebrand explaining jy thC ‘no’

33. The Angel and the Ant (Servant, ‘94) Collection of varied short topical essays in Christian living

34. C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium (Ignathis ‘94) Is The Abolition of Man a prophecy of our future?

35. Angels and Demons (Ignatius ‘95) 101 common c4uestions answerd by scripture, tradition & Aquinas

36. Ecumenical Jihad (Ignatius ‘95) Call for radically new interfaith cooperation. “the culture of death”

37. The Journey (InterVarsity ‘96) Socrates teaches 10 basic philosophy & theology lessons, in dialog

38. A Refutation of Moral Relativism (Ignatius ‘9.9) Eleven Interviews with a moral absolutist

39. Prayer for Beginners (Ignatius ‘00) Elementary, practical advice . ‘

40. Catholic Christianity (Ignatius ‘01) the new Catechism of the Catholic Church for busy people; 30 10-page }(nights of Columbus pamphlets collected into one book, covering all of Catholicism

41. Socratic Logic (St. Augustine’s Press, ‘01) practical Aristotelian logic text for do-it yourselfers

42. How To Win The Culture War (Inter Varsity, ‘01) guide points for spiritual warfare today

43. Three Approaches to Abortion (Ignatius '02)

44. Philosophy 101 by Socrates (introduction to philosophy via the Apology)

45. Socrates Meets Machiavelli (cross-examination of The Prince)

46. Socrates Meets Marx (cross-examination of The Communist Manifesto)

47. Socrates Meets Sartre (cross-examination of Existentialism and Human Emotions)

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