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One of my past masters from Boston College, Peter Kreeft, will be speaking on “Why is there suffering?” in Salt Lake City at the St Catherine of Siena Newman Center (U of Utah), Jan 31.  Kreeft is a well known popular Catholic apologist, and that is what you will get in the lecture.  Details here.

I am personally very excited.  One could not overstate the enormous influence Peter Kreeft has had on my life.  I took every one of his graduate level courses at BC and can tell you that he is a brilliant lecturer when he has to lecture, but is by far the best Socratic teacher I’ve ever seen.  It is not to much to say that I learned more from him about the art of teaching and the task of philosophy than anyone else.  And, to take off my philosopher’s cap for a moment, he played a greater role than any other mortal in my moving from atheism to Catholicism.

Hope to see you at the lecture!



  1. Rob says:

    I hope you’ll consider sharing your impressions of the lecture.


  2. xthehalcyonx says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! He was my logic professor at The King’s College in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that man!!


  3. Jon says:

    I’ll try to make it.


  4. Eric says:

    I’ll be there :)


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