Doors in the Walls of the World

Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story

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Peter Kreeft
  • San Francisco, CA: 
    Ignatius Press
    , August
     2018.
     135 pages.
     $15.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781621642282.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."— Hamlet

After William Shakespeare's Horatio sees the ghost of Hamlet's father, and scarcely believes his own eyes, Hamlet tells him that there is more to reality than he can know or imagine, including ghosts.

Hamlet's statement suggests that the walls of the material world, which we perceive with our senses and analyze with our intellects, have doors that open into the More beyond them. Philosopher Peter Kreeft explains in this book that the More includes "The Absolute Good, Platonic Forms, God, gods, angels, spirits, ghosts, souls, Brahman, Rta (the Hindu ontological basis for cosmological karma), Nirvana, Tao, 'the will of Heaven', The Meaning of It All, Something that deserves a capital letter."

With razor-sharp reasoning and irrepressible joy, Kreeft helps us to find the doors in the walls of the world. Drawing on history, physical science, psychology, religion, philosophy, literature, and art, he invites us to welcome what lies on the other side so that we can begin living the life of Heaven in the here and now.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Peter Kreeft is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most respectedChristian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include How to Be Holy, Practical TheologyBack to VirtueBecause God Is Real, You Can Understand the BibleAngels and DemonsHeaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing, and A Summa of the Summa.

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