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Peter Kreeft

American philosopher

Peter Kreeft Ph.D. is a professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications and is the author of over 45 books.


  • Actually, we have misdefined "hypocrisy." Hypocrisy is not the failure to practice what you preach but the failure to believe it. Hypocrisy is propaganda.
    • "The Pillars of Unbelief," National Catholic Register Jan-Feb 1988
  • At exactly the time when the fatal knowledge of how to destroy the entire human race has fallen forever into out hands, the knowledge of morality has fallen out.
    • Back to Virtue (1992), p. 20
  • … condoms are about as effective against AIDS as a twenty-four-chamber gun instead of a six-chamber gun when playing Russian roulette.
  • Kreeft calls the word "interesting": "that all-purpose meaningless euphemism."
    • The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind the Lord of the Rings, Ignatius Press, 2005, 9.

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