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Subject: Peter Kreeft Date: 6/1/2002 10:11 AM
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Once every 3000 posts or so on this board, I feel I have something valuable to contribute. The other stuff I post on PA :<)

I heard Peter Kreeft speaking at the CS Lewis conference in Austin a few weeks ago.

He's great.

He uses short, pithy sentences.

He's deep, a Catholic lay theolgian, a philosopher at Boston College. He may be Catholic, but his primary ministry is Christian (not Catholic-specific) apologetics.

I've just started his book on Pascal's Pensees entitled Christianity for Pagans. It's almost never that I blow through 3 chapters of theology in one sitting, with family hearing occasional snorts and guffaws. In fact, I think I'll change my profile to include that book.

Example: His paradigm as follows:

One who loves soul and self: optimistic Humanist
One who hates soul and self: pessimistic misanthrope
One who loves soul and hates self: Christian
One who hates soul and loves self: modern Pagan

Another:

One who pursues truth but doesn't understand how far he is from it: dogmatist
One who doesn't pursue truth but understands how far he is from it: skeptic
One who doesn't pursue truth and doesn't understand how far he is from it: fool (Katinga's addition)
One who pursues truth and understands how far he is from it: wise

I'm off to Oregon SIL in Eugene to help teach Language and Culture Acquisition.

Katinga
Bapto-Menno-Charismo-Episcopal
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