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       Peter Kreeft
       1938-
      
       Peter John Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College, and author of numerous books as well as a popular writer on Christian theology, and specifically Roman Catholic apologetics. He also formulated together with Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, "Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God".
      
       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 in 1965. He briefly did post graduate studies at Yale University. He joined the Philosophy faculty of the Department of Philosophy of Boston College in 1965. In 1994 he was a signer of the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together.

Even David Hume, one of history most famous skeptics, said it's just barely possible that God exists.

    Topics: Atheism

Atheism cheapens everything it touches-look at the results of communism, the most powerful form of atheism on earth.

    Topics: Atheism

Atheism is cheap on people, because it snobbishly says nine out of ten people through history have been wrong about God and have had a lie at the core of their hearts.

    Topics: Atheism

He's what we really need. If your friend is sick and dying, the most important thing he wants is not an explanation but for you to sit with him. He's terrified of being alone more then anything else. So God has not left us alone.

    Topics: Death, Friendship

Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist.

    Topics: Faith

If we had absolute proof instead of clues, then you could no more deny God than you could deny the sun. If we had no evidence at all, you could never get there. God gives us just enough evidence so that those who want him can have him.

    Topics: God

Someone who knows God has evidence--and therefore prejudices based on that evidence--which someone who does not know God does not have.

    Topics: God

How can a mere finite human being be sure that infinite wisdom would not tolerate certain short-range evils in order for more long-range goods that we can't foresee.

    Topics: Good and Evil

Simply put, I believe suffering is compatible with Gods love if it is medicinal, remedial, and necessary; that is, if we are sick and desperately need a cure. And that's our situation, Jesus said "It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick ... I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

    Topics: Suffering, Illness

On my door is a cartoon of two turtles. One says, 'Sometimes I would like to ask why he allows poverty, famine and injustice when he could do something about it.' The other turtle says 'I am afraid that God might ask me the same question.'

    Topics: Suffering, Service


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