Socrates Meets Jesus
What would happen if Socrates--yes, the Socrates of ancient Athens--suddenly showed up on the campus of a major university and enrolled in its divinity school?
What would he think of human progress since his day?
How would he react to our values? To our culture?
And what would he think of Jesus?
Peter Kreeft, Christian philosopher and longtime admirer of the historic Socrates, imagines the result. In this drama Socrates meets such fellow students as Bertha Broadmind, Thomas Keptic and Molly Mooney. Throughout, Kreeft weaves an intriguing web as he brings Socrates closer and closer to a meeting with Jesus. Here is a startling and provocative portrayal of reason in search of truth.
In a new introduction to this revised edition, Kreeft also highlights the inspiration for this book and the key questions of truth and faith it addresses.
Incredibly clever and provocative. A great resource for parents and teachers who want to make logic come alive for their students.
Kreeft knows how to craft a question. In dialoguing with unbelievers, questions are the tools that can help yout o find out what the other person's presuppositions are. It might give you an idea of how to talk to people in an apologetic dialogue.
1. From Hemlock to Have It
2. Progressing Away from Progress
3. Was Jesus a Fundamentalist?
4. Candy Confessions
5. Are Miracles Unscientific?
6. How to Be Comparatively Religious
7. Jesus: One of a Kind
8. How Odd of God to Choose the Jews
9. Look Out! It's Alive!
Postscript from the Boston Globe