If one desires to somehow "get a handle" on the world's major belief systems, this is the book for you. Krefeld is a remarkably plain speaking philosopher, a manner of particular comfort for me. He is a good "docent" on a tour to settle the soul.
Absolutely would recommend! Prof. Kreeft has the gift of organizing and presenting complex topics in a systematic and logical way. His delivery is clear and clean, and he makes the most complex theological and philosophical concepts accessible to the novice.
His logic is lucid and sound. Agree with him or not, you will find yourself thinking at a much higher level in order to support or refute his arguments.
Really insightful into the thought and theories. He doesn't pick a side nor try to convince of anything. His goal is just to make you think.
I love the way Peter Kreeft attempts to provide all arguments for all sides... and i love that he numbers them, it makes it really easy to listen to. Usually if i pause too long on a philosophical reading i find i need to go back and re-listen to bring myself up to speed. But Kreeft's lectures are thoroughly enjoyable and accessible even in more bite size doses. Each topic was interesting and his voice was easy to listen to.
One of the best books from The Modern Scholar series .
Understanding the nature superstitions and religions
Narrator;s voice and dynamics makes it interesting .
This type of knowledge should be part of basic education
Profesor Kreeft does a brilliant job in this philosophical book. You have to be narrowminded to not like this book. And if you are narrow minded, you shouldn't but this book. If you have an open mind, you can gain alot even if you are Christians or atheist or agnostics.
The work deals with difficult and important themes with superficiality. The questions are posed and examined without sufficient debate. The audiobook presents a good introduction to the questions related to faith and reason. One must go ahead in order to gain more information about philosophy of religion.
Very thoughtful and insightful analysis of religion. The professor treats the subject with care on all sides and says many things that are profound. I found it to be excellent.
Some reviews have said that the author and narrator's voice is monotone and that this is off putting. Well it is monotone except when he cracks a joke about the Boston Redsox and then there is a slight raise in excitement. I actually did not find the voice off putting. It is clear and precise, just what is needed for reading this type of book. If he was reading a novel or a dramatic story like The Lord of the Rings, then this would be a disaster. So, voice good.
I have listened to many of Dr Kreeft's lectures that are free on his website - very interesting, all of them. But I just could not get into this book. I stopped it after 2.5 hours. I might return. Now, I listen to my books in the car travelling to and from work. Perhaps an indepth book on philosophy is not suited to that. I kept wanting to rewind and relisten to understand. Not the easest thing in a car. So, I would have to say that for me, this was a book either to be read or to be listened to in the armchair at home with headphones, a note pad and my finger on the rewind button. Hence I gave it 2 stars based on a very subjective opinion.
Peter Kreeft has a clear theistic bias.
No, I would not.
Clear theistic bias.
The author lacks objectivity, and implicitly (and explicitly) promotes theism.
This is not an objective delivery of the materials. The author/narrator clearly holds a theistic bias. How this author gained credibility under "The Modern Scholar" brand is beyond me. Those who hold non-theistic views will be disappointed with materials developed and delivered by this "scholar," more accurately described as a religious apologist.