Three Philosophies of Life: Ecclesiastes--life as Vanity, Job--life as Suffering, Song of Songs--life as Love

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Ignatius Press, 1989 - 140 páginas
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"I've been a philosopher for all my adult life and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs." These are the opening lines of Kreeft's Three Philosophies of Life. He reflects that there are ultimately only three philosophies of life and each one is represented by one of these books of the Bible-life is vanity; life is suffering; life is love. In these three books Kreeft shows how we have Dante's great epic The Divine Comedy played out, from Hell to Purgatory to Heaven. But it is an epic played out in our hearts and lives, here and now. Just as there is movement in Dante's epic, so there is movement in these books, from Ecclesiates to Job, from Job to Song of Songs. Love is the final answer to Ecclesiastes' quest, the alternative to vanity, and the true meaning of life. Finally, Kreeft sees in these books the epitome of theological virtues of faith, hope and love and "an essential summary of the spiritual history of the world."

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This book is one of those rare books worth reading twice. I bought the book while at Tyndale for a course in Wisdom Literature. I pulled it off the self a few weeks ago as a reference work for a ... Leer comentario completo

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Kreeft's premise is that there are only three philosophies in life, and each is best illustrated by three books of the Old Testament. The three books are known as wisdom books (aptly named) and are ... Leer comentario completo

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Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965.philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleg A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern Ues, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, inclnited States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Cuding The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Aulture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics. pologetics.

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