Kreeft, one of the foremost students of Lewis’ thought, distills Lewis’ reflections on the collapse of western civilization and the way to renew it. Few writers have more lucidly grasped the meaning of modern times than Lewis. Kreeft’s reflections on Lewis’ thought provide explorations into the questions of our times, providing light and hope in an age of darkness.
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“‘Don’t confuse me with facts; I’ve made up my mind’ is a far more prevalent attitude than we like to think.” (Page 13)
“Dechristianization is happening faster than Christianization did. We” (Page 94)
“The master heresy is subjectivism. It is the parent of all the others, for only after the objective truth is denied are we ‘free’ to recreate new ‘truths’ in the image of our own desires. Only when we fall asleep to the real world are we ‘free’ to dream nightmare worlds into being.” (Page 69)
“Do we understand Solzhenitsyn’s line about the border between good and evil running not between nations but down the middle of our own souls?” (Page 36)
“For instance, studies have shown a distinct, direct link between level of education and willingness to inflict torture in the Nazi death camps. Today, there is a similar link between amount of education and willingness to murder unborn babies as well as old people who have lost their ‘quality of life’” (Pages 100–101)
Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C.S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.