Between Heaven and Hell

Between Heaven and Hell

A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis Aldous Huxley

Expanded Edition

by Peter Kreeft

Between Heaven and Hell
  • Length: 144 pages
  • Published: May 16, 2008
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3480-8
  • Item Code: 3480
  • Case Quantity: 72

On November 22, 1963, three great men died within a few hours of each other: C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley. All three believed, in different ways, that death is not the end of human life. Suppose they were right, and suppose they met after death. How might the conversation go?

Peter Kreeft imagines their discussion as a part of The Great Conversation that has been going on for centuries. Does human life have meaning? Is it possible to know about life after death? What if one could prove that Jesus was God? With Kennedy taking the role of a modern humanist, Lewis representing Christian theism and Huxley advocating Eastern pantheism, the dialogue is lively and informative.

This new edition of this classic work includes a postscript in which Kreeft describes why and how he wrote what has remained a standard of apologetic literature for a generation. He also adds an outline and index to the book as well as a never-before-published dialog in which he imagines "A World Without an Easter."

Now more than ever this book offers an animated interaction that involves not only good thinking but good drama.

"Revealing, and easy to read."

David Mills, The Pittsburgh Catholic, December 2009


The Dialog
Appendix A: A World Without an Easter
Appendix B: Outline to Between Heaven And Hell

Peter Kreeft

Peter 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).

BY Peter Kreeft