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Postby bruce n h » 10 Oct 2008, 14:35

Hi all,

I hope this is the appropriate place for a note about someone who didn't influence Lewis but was highly influenced by him. Probably most here are aware of Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College and author of a large number of books and articles, many about Lewis (and Tolkien). I found that he has several lectures posted online for free. You can either get them by going to the iTunes Store and searching for "kreeft", or go to his personal site at Peterkreeft.com and download them there. There are 36 lectures. Several of these are explicitly about Lewis, and almost every one includes some quotations or insights from Lewis. Anyway, I've been listening to these and highly enjoying them.

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Postby rusmeister » 11 Oct 2008, 18:51

On his "Ecumenism Without Compromise" talk:

On a quick perusal, the impression that I get from Mr Kreeft is that all churches are fully valid representatives of the Church of Christ. It's understandable, given that Lewis himself saw the Church as unimportant. (ie, that all you need is Christ, and the Church is kind of irrelevant) The question of whether the correct understanding of what Christ and the Apostles said and did is correctly understood/taught by a given Church seems to glide past unanswered.
As he pointed out, the first question is "What is the Church?" Without an agreed upon answer on this, talk about ecumenism is vain.

I found this particularly interesting:
The deepest division is obviously between Catholics and Protestants, for the Eastern Orthodox Churches have all remained one, not split into twenty-thousand in creed, code, or cult. They have preserved the fullness of Catholic faith. Except for universal papal authority, but that has changed its form quite a bit throughout Christian history, though not its reality, and it can change again.

Of course there is a flaming assumption of the nature of Papal authority that Orthodoxy denies in the first place, but otherwise, it is remarkable (to me) that a non-Orthodox actually gets how united the Orthodox Church is. As I've said elsewhere, to me the existence of Orthodoxy explains the existence of and divisions of the rest of Christianity.
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Re: Peter Kreeft podcast

Postby matdonna » 12 Oct 2008, 23:45

bruce n h wrote:Hi all,

I hope this is the appropriate place for a note about someone who didn't influence Lewis but was highly influenced by him.
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You know, that's a good question that might make an interesting thread in itself--- not influences ON Lewis, but writers (or maybe other people!) influenced BY Lewis....is this forum a good spot for such a thread, or can someone suggest a more appropriate one?
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Postby nomad » 23 Oct 2008, 03:34

Thanks bruce, I will definitely have to check that out. I didn't know about Mr. Kreeft at all. I'm sure some here do, but I'm not all that hooked in to that world. It may be a while before I have a chance to listen but I'll get back on it once I have.
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Re: Peter Kreeft podcast

Postby Stanley Anderson » 23 Oct 2008, 16:24

matdonna wrote:...writers (or maybe other people!) influenced BY Lewis....is this forum a good spot for such a thread, or can someone suggest a more appropriate one?


I suppose in a sense, this whole Wardrobe site is precisely a place exclusively for those "other people" that have been influenced by Lewis -- at least I know I fall into that category!:-)

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Re: Peter Kreeft podcast

Postby hammurabi2000 » 25 Oct 2008, 12:36

bruce n h wrote:Hi all,

I hope this is the appropriate place for a note about someone who didn't influence Lewis but was highly influenced by him. Probably most here are aware of Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College and author of a large number of books and articles, many about Lewis (and Tolkien). I found that he has several lectures posted online for free. You can either get them by going to the iTunes Store and searching for "kreeft", or go to his personal site at Peterkreeft.com and download them there. There are 36 lectures. Several of these are explicitly about Lewis, and almost every one includes some quotations or insights from Lewis. Anyway, I've been listening to these and highly enjoying them.

Bruce
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Actually it is not the first time Peter Kreeft has been mentioned on the site. A useful piece of information and IMHO this is the right place to mention it.
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