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Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is an alumnus of Calvin College (AB 1959) and Fordham University (MA 1961, Ph.D., 1965). He taught at Villanova University from 1962-1965, and has been at Boston College since 1965.

He is the author of numerous books (over forty and counting) including: C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium, Fundamentals of the Faith, Catholic Christianity, Back to Virtue, and Three Approaches to Abortion. See below for full listing if his Ignatius Press titles.

Kreeft's most recent Ignatius Press books include Socrates Meets Sartre, You Can Understand the Bible, The God Who Loves You, and The Philosophy of Tolkien.

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Handbook Of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith

by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli

Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith.

An expanded, Catholic edition of the popular book Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

• faith and reason
• the existence of God
• God's nature
• creation and evolution
• providence and free will
• miracles
• problem of evil
• Bible's historical reliability
• divinity of Christ
• Christ's resurrection
• life after death
• heaven, hell, purgatory
• salvation
• Christianity and other religions
• objective truth
• Sacramentalism
• The Eucharist and the Real Presence of Jesus
• Mary's role in the Christian order
• he authority of the Church
• Communion of saints
• Faith and works
• Catholicism as Complete Christianity

Peter Kreeft books published by Ignatius Press include:

Angels and Demons: What do we really know about them? Answers to 100 questions about these spiritual beings.

Back to Virtue: Traditional moral wisdom for modern moral confusion.

Because God is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer: Popular apologetics aimed at both teens and adults.

Catholic Christianity: A complete commentary on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees: Explicates Pascal's surprisingly modern insights on contemporary life and powerful arguments for Christianity.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven: An unexcelled look at one of the most popular, yet least understood subjects.

Fundamentals of the Faith: Inspiring essays in Christian apologetics.

The God Who Loves You: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling: Kreeft grapples with tough questions about God's love, evil, and the meaning of life.

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: (with Fr. Ronald Tacelli, S.J.) Christian beliefs, and key distinctively Catholic doctrine.

Heaven, the Heart's Deepest Longing: Fascinating exploration into the search for total joy.

Love Is Stronger Than Death: Our terminal illness, death, is explored as fulfillment into infinite joy in the love of God.

The Philosophy of Tolkien: An examination of the worldview behind The Lord of the Rings.

Philosophy 101 by Socrates: An introduction to philosophy via Plato's Apology.

Prayer For Beginners: An accessible, concise primer on prayer

Prayer: the Great Conversation: Straight answers to tough questions about prayer.

Refutation of Moral Relativism: Intelligent, engaging dialogues between a relativist and absolutist.

Shorter Summa: The essential philosophical passages of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica.

Socrates Meets Descartes: The Father of Philosophy Analyzes the Father of Modern Philosophy's "Discourse on Method"

Socrates Meets Hume: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Modern Skepticism

Socrates Meets Kant: The Father of Philosophy Meets his Most Influential Modern Child

Socrates Meets Machiavelli: The Father of Philosophy cross-examines the author of The Prince.

Socrates Meets Marx:The Father of Philosophy cross-examines the founder of communism.

Socrates Meets Sartre: The Father of Philosophy cross-examines the founder of existentialism and engages in a Socratic dialogue on existentialism and human emotion.

Snakebite Letters: Devilishly devious secrets for subverting society as taught in Tempter's Training School.

Summa of the Summa: The essential philosophical passages of St. Thomas Aguinas Summa Theologica edited and explained for beginners.

Three Approaches to Abortion: A thoughtful and compassionate guide to today's most controversial issue.

Three Philosophies of Life: Inspiring and unique insights into Ecclesiastes (life as vanity), Job (life as suffering), and Song of Songs (life as love).

Yes or No?: Straight answers to tough questions about Christianity.

You Can Understand the Bible: Book-by-book guide to reading and understanding the Bible.

Your Questions, God's Answers: Solid responses for Catholic teens.

Related Articles and Interviews:

The Sacraments | From Fundamentals of the Faith
What's the Point of Creeds? | From Fundamentals of the Faith
Three Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves | The Introduction to Because God Is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer
Pascal For Today | From the Preface to Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensées (Edited, Outlined, and Explained)
The Two Most Important Philosophers Who Ever Lived | The Introduction to Socrates Meets Descartes: The Father of Philosophy Analyzes the Father of Modern Philosophy's Discourse on Method
The Comprehensive Claim of Marxism | From Socrates Meets Marx: The Father of Philosophy Cross-Examines the Founder of Communism
On Spiritual Warfare | From The Snakebite Letters
On Writing and Apologetics | Talking with Peter Kreeft
Seducing Minds With The Socratic Method | An Interview with Peter Kreeft
Socrates Meets Sartre: In Hell? | From Socrates Meets Sartre
The Point of It All | From The God Who Loves You
The Divinity of Christ | From Fundamentals of the Faith
How To Read The Bible | From You Can Understand The Bible
The Presence of Christ in The Lord of the Rings | From The Philosophy of Tolkien
Abortion: What Can Be Done? | Introduction to Three Approaches to Abortion
The Question of Hope | From Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing

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