Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ

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InterVarsity Press, Jan 10, 2002 - Religion - 182 pages
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. 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.

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

If we were to revive Socrates, what would he think of today’s world? This is a light-hearted—dare I say “cute” without offending Kreeft—conversation with the most famous of all philosophers ... Read full review

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Kreeft's dialogue is hilarious and penetrating. What would happen if history's greatest philosopher went to a modern, 'squishy' divinity school? He would see through their cant and compromise. And in ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Peter J. Kreeft (PhD, 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 fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War, and Handbook of Christian Apologetics (with Ronald Tacelli).

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