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Three Philosophies of Life

Format: Digital
, 1989


“I’ve been a philosopher for all my adult life and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs.” With these opening lines, Peter Kreeft begins his exposition of the three philosophies of life and how each one is represented by one of these books of the Bible—life is vanity; life is suffering; life is love.

Kreeft shows how Dante’s great epic, The Divine Comedy, parallels these three books, from hell to purgatory to heaven. But it is also an epic played out in our hearts and lives, here and now. Just as there is movement in Dante’s epic, so there is movement in from Ecclesiastes to Job, from Job to Song of Songs. Love is the final answer to the quest of Ecclesiastes, the alternative to vanity, and the true meaning of life. Kreeft sees in these books the epitome of the theological virtues of faith, hope and love—“an essential summary of the spiritual history of the world.”

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  • Presents an exposition of the three philosophies of life
  • Addresses how each philosophy is represented by one of these books of the Bible
  • Explores how Dante’s great epic, The Divine Comedy parallels Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs
  • Ecclesiastes: Life as Vanity
  • Job: Life as Suffering
  • Song of Songs: Life as Love

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.