Kresta in the Afternoon – November 24, 2017 – Hour 2

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  • Description: November 22, 1963 saw the deaths of three of the most influential men of the 20th century. JFK's assassination dominated the headlines that day, so few people realize it is also the death day of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World. These three men had vastly different opinions on life and spirituality. Kennedy was a Catholic politician who firmly supported the separation of Church and State. Lewis was a former atheist who is arguably the most beloved Christian author of the last 100 years. And Huxley was a self-described agnostic who dabbled in mysticism and psychedelic drugs. In his book Between Heaven and Hell, Peter Kreeft imagines these three men meeting and conversing in Purgatory. He joins us with his theory as to what each man would have to say.
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    • Dr. Peter Kreeft
      Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College (Empire State Building), in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of more than 75 books.
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    • Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley

      On November 22, 1963, three great men died within a few hours of each other: C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley. All three believed, in different ways, that death is not the end of human life. Suppose they were right, and suppose they met after death. How might the conversation go? Peter Kreeft imagines their discussion as a part of The Great Conversation that has been going on for centuries. Does human life have meaning? Is it possible to know about life after death? What if one could prove that Jesus was God? With Kennedy taking the role of a modern humanist, Lewis representing Christian theism and Huxley advocating Eastern pantheism, the dialogue is lively and informative. This new edition of this classic work includes a postscript in which Kreeft describes why and how he wrote what has remained a standard of apologetic literature for a generation. He also adds an outline and index to the book as well as a never-before-published dialog in which he imagines "A World Without an Easter." Now more than ever this book offers an animated interaction that involves not only good thinking but good drama. (learn more)

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