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Socrates Meets Jesus

Socrates Meets Jesus

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What would happen if Socrates--yes, the Socrates of ancient Athens--suddenly showed up on the campus of a major university and enrolled in its divinity school?
  • What would he think of human progress since his day?
  • How would he react to our values?
  • To our culture?
  • And what would he think of Jesus?
Peter Kreeft, Christian philosopher and longtime admirer of the historic Socrates, imagines the result. In this drama Socrates meets such fellow students as Bertha Broadmind, Thomas Keptic and Molly Mooney. Throughout, Kreeft weaves an intriguing web as he brings Socrates closer and closer to a meeting with Jesus. Here is a startling and provocative portrayal of reason in search of truth.
Table of Contents

Introduction
1. From Hemlock to Have It
2. Progressing Away from Progress
3. Was Jesus a Fundamentalist?
4. Candy Confessions
5. Are Miracles Unscientific?
6. How to Be Comparatively Religious
7. Jesus: One of a Kind
8. How Odd of God to Choose the Jews
9. Look Out! It's Alive!
Postscript from the Boston Globe
In a new introduction to this revised edition, Kreeft also highlights the inspiration for this book and the key questions of truth and faith it addresses.

- Publisher

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About "Socrates Meets Jesus"

What would happen if Socrates--yes, the Socrates of ancient Athens--suddenly showed up on the campus of a major university and enrolled in its divinity school?

  • What would he think of human progress since his day?
  • How would he react to our values?
  • To our culture?
  • And what would he think of Jesus?
Peter Kreeft, Christian philosopher and longtime admirer of the historic Socrates, imagines the result. In this drama Socrates meets such fellow students as Bertha Broadmind, Thomas Keptic and Molly Mooney. Throughout, Kreeft weaves an intriguing web as he brings Socrates closer and closer to a meeting with Jesus. Here is a startling and provocative portrayal of reason in search of truth.
Table of Contents

Introduction
1. From Hemlock to Have It
2. Progressing Away from Progress
3. Was Jesus a Fundamentalist?
4. Candy Confessions
5. Are Miracles Unscientific?
6. How to Be Comparatively Religious
7. Jesus: One of a Kind
8. How Odd of God to Choose the Jews
9. Look Out! It's Alive!
Postscript from the Boston Globe
In a new introduction to this revised edition, Kreeft also highlights the inspiration for this book and the key questions of truth and faith it addresses.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Peter Kreeft

Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than forty books, including The Best Things in Life; The Journey; How to Win the Culture Wars; Jesus meets Socrates; Jesus meets Sartre; Between Heaven and Hell and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics and the soon to be released The Philosophy of Jesus and Between Jesus and Allah.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. From Hemlock To Have It
  • 2. Progressing Away From Progress
  • 3. Was Jesus A Fundamentalist?
  • 4. Candy Confessions
  • 5. Are Miracles Unscientific?
  • 6. How To Be Comparatively Religious
  • 7. Jesus: One Of A Kind
  • 8. How Odd Of God To Choose The Jews
  • 9. Look Out! It's Alive!
  • Postscript From The boston Globe

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Fun, clever writing
5 stars By Joel, Jul 11 2014
I am a big fan of this book. Kreeft takes advantage of the format of Socratic Dialogue, which makes this exposition of various cultural and theological issues quite accessible. This is exactly the kind of book that I like to read: it made me both laugh and think at the same time.
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 165001
  • Product Code 0830823387
  • EAN 9780830823383
  • Pages 182
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Feb 2002
  • Sales Rank #25702
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.222kg

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