Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Philosophy of Jesus (Peter Kreeft)

Peter Kreeft, "The Philosophy of Jesus"

St. Augustines Press | 2007 | ISBN: 1587316358 | 168 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Summary: Good Theology pretending to be Philosophy
Rating: 4

This is a good Theology book. Kreeft writes very well, in the tradition of C.S. Lewis. He is very quotable, but there is much more than cliches in this book. Kreeft grasps what is most important about Christianity and conveys that to readers. Unfortunately, the title of this book is "The Philosophy of JESUS", which would make people think that this is a philosophy book.

Summary: Interesting and simple
Rating: 5

Mr. Kreeft has take a difficult and abstruse area of human knowledge and made it like the person he is analyzing, simple. Christians typically have difficulty with modern philosophy because of its agnostic/aetheistic bent and the near impossibility of reading most of it. Professional philosophers rarely consider the philosophical import or nature of who Jesus claimed to be and how Christians view him. This book is a treat for both. While there is room for disagreement, this book provides deep insight.

Summary: A great reminder
Rating: 5

The Philosophy of Jesus is written to examine the life and teachings of Jesus for His contribution to thought. Kreeft is Catholic, I am an evangelical. I don't feel it takes away from the simplicity and power of his message. This book presents, in an easy to understand way, the affect of the Christ's ministry on our lives today.

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