Noted Catholic Philosopher to Speak at Thomas More College

by Thomas More College on October 8, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2008
Contact: Charlie McKinney
Phone: (603) 880-8308, ext. 21
Mobile: (603) 913-5939
Email: cmckinney@ThomasMoreCollege.edu

(Merrimack, New Hampshire) – Noted Catholic apologist, philosopher, and author Peter Kreeft will deliver the keynote address at Thomas More College’s annual President’s Council Dinner. This year’s event will be held on the campus of Thomas More College on Saturday, October 11.

Kreeft, a professor of philosophy at Boston College and author of over 45 books, will be delivering his talk at approximately 6:30 p.m. Entitled, “Ever Ancient, Ever New: Catholic Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century,” Dr. Kreeft’s address will explore the long history of the liberal arts tradition and how that education might be reinvigorated in our time. He will further explain how a liberal arts education is the greatest antidote to moral relativism and post-modern skepticism that has threatened and undermined Western culture.

Thomas More College’s President’s Council Dinner is part of a day-long program that also includes the President’s Council Symposium, featuring Thomas More College’s professors discussing “Christianity and the Renovation of Culture.”

Dr. Kreeft’s works include Fundamentals of the Faith, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics, Christianity for Modern Pagans, How to Win the Culture War, C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium, and A Refutation of Moral Relativism.

Many consider him to be the best Catholic philosopher currently residing in the United States. His ideas draw heavily from religious and philosophical tradition, especially St. Thomas Aquinas, Socrates, G. K. Chesterton, and C. S. Lewis. Dr. Kreeft has written on Socratic logic, Jesus Christ, the Summa Theologica, angels, Blaise Pascal, and Heaven, among many other topics.

Dr. Kreeft is currently working on several new projects, one of which is a series of Socratic dialogues introducing students to the Great Books by having Socrates interview their authors in purgatory. He is also working on The Philosophy of Tolkien, which introduces the big questions of philosophy via The Lord of the Rings. In addition, Dr. Kreeft is writing The Most Powerful Prayer in the World, which is an examination of the Lord’s Prayer, analyzing it as an alternative to the Prayer of Jabez.

He received his A.B. from Calvin College in 1959, his M.A. from Fordham University in 1961, and his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1965. He also performed postgraduate studies at Yale University.

Raised a Calvinist, Dr. Kreeft converted to Catholicism as a young adult.

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If you would like to schedule an interview with Dr. Peter Kreeft or Thomas More College’s President Dr. Jeffrey O. Nelson, please contact Charlie McKinney at (603) 880-8308, ext. 21 or (603) 913-5939, or by email at cmckinney@ThomasMoreCollege.edu.

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