Socrates Meets Jesus

Socrates Meets Jesus

History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ


by Peter Kreeft

Socrates Meets Jesus
  • Length: 182 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: January 10, 2002
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2338-3
  • Item Code: 2338
  • Case Quantity: 56

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.

Memorial Press, Spring 2009

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.

Frank on Let My People Read!, March 1, 2008


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

Peter Kreeft

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