Kresta in the Afternoon – August 26, 2020 – Hour 1

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+  Discovering the Good, True and Beautiful in Everyone (2 segments)

  • Description: With science we can explore the deepest oceans, the highest peaks and increasingly further reaches of Outer Space – but something we can’t explore is the inner workings of our hearts. Our heart refers to what is at the very center of our soul, and by neglecting it we neglect the world within. We take a look at the inner self and how we can discover the good, true and beautiful with Peter Kreeft.
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    • Dr. Peter Kreeft
      Dr. Peter Kreeft is the author of more than 80 books, most recently Wisdom of the Heart: The Good, the True and the Beautiful at the Center of Us All. He has taught philosophy at Boston College since 1965. His other books include Between Heaven and Hell, Socratic Logic and Catholic Christianity. Visit him at
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    • Wisdom of the Heart: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful at the Center of Us All

      No word in our language is more misunderstood than the word “heart.’ And almost no word is more important, for it refers to what is at the very center of our soul. We have mapped the outer world, in fact the whole universe, with amazing exactness . . . but we have neglected the world within. This new book by venerable Catholic thinker Peter Kreeft offers a map of that inner world, of the self. In it, he takes up the mantle of Dietrich von Hildebrand and plumbs the depths of that most misunderstood (by the world) and overlooked (by philosophers and theologians) part of the human being. In Wisdom of the Heart, Kreeft examines the two common understandings of the heart’s purpose and shows how they are not at odds, but rather different (and essential) facets: Feeling and emotion: can reduce us to action without thinking, but also drives us to compassion, empathy, and gratitude Love: An act of the will, designed so that we can follow Jesus’ commandment to love God and others This book, therefore, is a psychological aid to understanding the philosophy behind St. John Paul’s “Theology of the Body” while exploring the three dimensions of persons: the will, the mind, and the emotions, and their three loves: the good, the true, and the beautiful. A new masterwork by one of the foremost Catholic philosophers of our time, Wisdom of the Heart is essential reading for understanding ourselves, our God, and our relationship with him. (learn more)

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