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Dr. Peter Kreeft's conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism (Full)
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Posted on 08/31/2013 9:40:36 AM PDT by Heart-Rest

Hear Dr. Peter Kreeft tell his fascinating story of his conversion from Evangelical Protestantism to Catholicism.

    Dr. Peter Kreeft's conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism (Full)


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Ecumenism; Theology
KEYWORDS: calvinism; catholicism; conversion; convert; kreeft
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"Peter John Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College.    He is the author of numerous books as well as a popular writer of Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics." (Wikipedia)

"From Calvinist to Catholic"

1 posted on 08/31/2013 9:40:37 AM PDT by Heart-Rest
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To: Heart-Rest; NYer; Salvation; Mrs. Don-o
PING!!!

For additional information, here is Dr. Kreeft's web site:

    The Official Peter Kreeft Site (Books, Audios, etc.)

2 posted on 08/31/2013 9:42:11 AM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Heart-Rest

As charming and unpretentious as he is brilliant. Dr Kreeft’s logic recently helped save a man I know from suicide and bring him to Christ, and his videos and writings are working on the heart of a secular Jewish woman. Imagine how many others have been brought to The Lord through his teaching. One of the few conservative Christians left in academia today.


3 posted on 08/31/2013 10:54:43 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Heart-Rest

I started watching this thing but when the guy got to the point where he says he was questioned, ‘what is the church’, he claims none of the Calvin College students had a clue what the church is...

I don’t believe that and saw there was no point in watching any further...


4 posted on 08/31/2013 11:08:46 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Heart-Rest

I like Peter Kreeft. He has a cute sense of humor.


5 posted on 08/31/2013 11:20:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: ottbmare
"Imagine how many others have been brought to The Lord through his teaching. One of the few conservative Christians left in academia today."

I know, even in many "Catholic" Colleges.

God bless him.

6 posted on 08/31/2013 11:34:04 AM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Iscool
"I started watching this thing but when the guy got to the point where he says he was questioned, ‘what is the church’, he claims none of the Calvin College students had a clue what the church is... I don’t believe that and saw there was no point in watching any further..."

You don't know what you're missing.

7 posted on 08/31/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Tax-chick
"I like Peter Kreeft. He has a cute sense of humor."

And he sneaks it in there in his talks pretty often... :-)

8 posted on 08/31/2013 11:40:16 AM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Heart-Rest

I like his books better than his lectures. I just don’t think he’s quite a sprightly a talker as, for example, Scott Hahn.


9 posted on 08/31/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: Tax-chick
"I like his books better than his lectures. I just don’t think he’s quite a sprightly a talker as, for example, Scott Hahn."

Scott Hahn can really keep your attention, and I find that just about everything he says is really interesting.

10 posted on 08/31/2013 12:14:54 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Heart-Rest

I think Scott is a great lecturer. He can really hold an audience, and he puts over so much information that I never get tired of replaying his courses.


11 posted on 08/31/2013 12:21:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: Heart-Rest

More Papist propaganda, using the RF to push their Roman institution. It is only apostate Protestants who could possibly fall for such propaganda, or superficial in their faith Protestants who know nothing, nor do they care, about the historical roots of their faith, namely the Reformation.

They would think you with a blank face were you to bring up the inquisition, the St. Bartholowmew Day massacre, or Luther’s 95 thesis.


12 posted on 08/31/2013 1:09:09 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: sasportas

correction:

They would look at you with a blank face were you to bring up the inquisition, the St. Bartholowmew Day massacre, or Luther’s 95 thesis.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: sasportas

When I’m trying to be really snarky, I often make silly little errors such as forgetting how to spell “Bartholomew” or that the plural of “thesis” is “theses.” It makes the attempt at superiority much less persuasive.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 1:31:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: sasportas

It is merely a thread telling someone’s story. Why do you say what you do?


15 posted on 08/31/2013 1:49:05 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Tax-chick

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 1:50:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sasportas

17 posted on 08/31/2013 1:51:20 PM PDT by narses
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To: Heart-Rest; HoosierDammit; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; ...
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18 posted on 08/31/2013 1:51:35 PM PDT by narses
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To: Heart-Rest
Some good apologetics, too!
19 posted on 08/31/2013 1:51:53 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Heart-Rest
Harold Campings of FR won't be too happy at that!


20 posted on 08/31/2013 1:54:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ay, que hombre guapo!


21 posted on 08/31/2013 1:54:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: Salvation; sasportas

It is not for nothing that I am known as the Notorious Nuclear Niceness Nazi ... but honestly ... “Papist propaganda”? I couldn’t help myself.


22 posted on 08/31/2013 1:56:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: Tax-chick; Heart-Rest

I love Hahn as well, and his account of the way he, an evangelical Protestant minister, scholar, and professor came into the Catholic Church is compelling. It’s good to hear how he studied and studied and questioned and read and read some more. But comparing the mild Kreeft and the passionate Hahn is like comparing apples and oranges. They have different approaches to apologetics and each has its value.

It does both sadden and amuse me when I hear my former fellow Protestants say that Protestant could only come into the Church if they didn’t know their faith and the Scripture very well. Hahn is of course a very fine Bible scholar and writer, and he is representative of many serious Protestant Bible scholars who are swimming the Tiber.


23 posted on 08/31/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare; Heart-Rest
But comparing the mild Kreeft and the passionate Hahn is like comparing apples and oranges. They have different approaches to apologetics and each has its value.

True, and I wasn't ascribing overall superiority to Scott Hahn, simply saying I find him more appealing as a speaker. As a writer, I like Kreeft equally well. Their approaches aren't particularly similar: Scott Hahn's is much more in Biblical study, while Peter Kreeft's emphasizes classical philosophy.

24 posted on 08/31/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: sasportas

Perhaps you need to see my list of converts to Catholicism.....thing is ...I’m still working on it, since I lost some of my links due to an old computer.


25 posted on 08/31/2013 2:15:15 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Perhaps you need to see my list of converts to Catholicism.....thing is ...I’m still working on it, since I lost some of my links due to an old computer.

Now you won't be able to post all six of 'em???

26 posted on 08/31/2013 2:48:17 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Heart-Rest; Iscool; All
He's missing the Pope tongue kissing a Koran, that's what he's missing! Ewwww, get a room!
27 posted on 08/31/2013 2:54:01 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Iscool

How about fifty six — just a wild guess. LOL!


28 posted on 08/31/2013 3:00:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans; HoosierDammit; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; ..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2820143/posts

Sure, you THINK you see the pope kiss the Koran, but I bet you also THINK you see him do so in front of the Muslim who gave it to him. Nope. The man in the picture is a Christian. Which brings up the next question: If it was the Koran, did the Pope know this? It’s common Arab protocol to kiss a gift one has received, and the Pope could easily have been simply following protocol respectfully, and not recognizing that the gift was, if it was, a Koran. Has anyone ever read anything which confirms that he Pope knowingly kissed the Koran?


29 posted on 08/31/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT by narses
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To: narses; All

The symbol on that book makes it obvious that it is a Koran that he is french kissing. From the original news story:

“”At the end of the audience the Pope bowed to the Muslim holy book, the Qu’ran, presented to him by the delegation, and he kissed it as a sign of respect. The photo of that gesture has been shown repeatedly on Iraqi television and it demonstrates that the Pope is not only aware of the suffering of the Iraqi people, he has also great respect for Islam.”

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/features/index.cfm?recnum=10415

He also bowed to it. LOL

Related: Hispanic Catholics leave the RCC for Islam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS-WebyfbIM


30 posted on 08/31/2013 3:15:21 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Heart-Rest
I use Peter Kreeft's "Prayer for Beginners" with my RCIA students. It's so important to get RCIA students praying right away, not just "reading about praying" or "thinking about praying" --- and with Kreeft you just step into prayer and the Presence of God so easily. Right from the top, it's a friendly and urgent invitation: "Love Jesus More."

Although it's a "simple, humble, modest little book," there's great depth there, and all so compact you can carry it in a clutch purse with your paperback Gospels.

I'm sure that as a teacher he has trained many successors. What a wonderful kind of fertility.

31 posted on 08/31/2013 3:31:54 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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There are so many that there is actually a TV show for them all to talk about it. The Journey Home
32 posted on 08/31/2013 4:33:45 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: sasportas
It is only apostate Protestants who could possibly fall for such propaganda, or superficial in their faith Protestants who know nothing, nor do they care, about the historical roots of their faith, namely the Reformation.

You might be surprised to hear it, but it's not just apostates or people who are superficial in their faith who swim the Tiber. For many very conservative Christians, it's not something they even want to do; it's the only logical option after years of study, trying to reconcile their desire to remain Protestants with the ineluctable facts they discover while reading the early Church fathers and studying history.

As an example, on this thread we have mentioned the name of Dr Scott Hahn, a former Protestant who struggled and studied for years to avoid becoming a Catholic. He has since become one of Catholicism's foremost lay writers and explicators. Here's the story of how this serious and brilliant scholar of the Bible was dragged, with shock and dismay, into the Catholic Church. Scott Hahn's Conversion

33 posted on 08/31/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Heart-Rest; Tax-chick

And spot on accurate. He helped get me back into the Catholic Church, well his books did.


34 posted on 08/31/2013 5:02:47 PM PDT by verga (Liberals and protestants, not all that different if you look closely enough)
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To: Salvation
Re: " Some good apologetics, too! "

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And he has quite a lot of different topics covered there too!

35 posted on 08/31/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Revolting cat!

36 posted on 08/31/2013 6:07:00 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
"Related: Hispanic Catholics leave the RCC for Islam"

Almost 2,000 years ago, many of His disciples also actually left Jesus Christ Himself back then too -- the Son of God, "King of Kings", and "Lord of Lords".


After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him.   John 6:66

37 posted on 08/31/2013 6:28:38 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

38 posted on 08/31/2013 6:34:00 PM PDT by narses
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I use Peter Kreeft's "Prayer for Beginners" with my RCIA students. It's so important to get RCIA students praying right away, not just "reading about praying" or "thinking about praying" --- and with Kreeft you just step into prayer and the Presence of God so easily. Right from the top, it's a friendly and urgent invitation: "Love Jesus More."

Although it's a "simple, humble, modest little book," there's great depth there, and all so compact you can carry it in a clutch purse with your paperback Gospels.

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I love that book!

I've read it a number of times already, and always get more out of it each time.

For a "beginner's" book, it really does "have a lot packed into it", and "great depth" too. It is good also to just take it to the prayer chapel and read just a page or so, and reflect on it and pray.

Others here might want to take a look at it.    Here's another place one can get it:

  

Prayer for Beginners - by Peter Kreeft

39 posted on 08/31/2013 6:44:56 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: sasportas
More Papist propaganda, using the RF to push their Roman institution.

The charge of us using radio frequency to push our Roman institution is a unfounded myth!

40 posted on 09/01/2013 12:01:20 AM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: Salvation; sasportas; Tax-chick
It is merely a thread telling someone’s story. Why do you say what you do?

A very insightful article: Romeward Bound: Evaluating Why Protestants Convert to Catholicism David Hagopian

41 posted on 09/01/2013 3:32:45 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: HarleyD; Salvation; sasportas; Tax-chick
From the article I posted which sums it up very well:


42 posted on 09/01/2013 3:37:18 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: HarleyD

I often feel that evidence or argument that is convincing to me should be convincing to everything ... but that’s not how real life is. Every one of us is such a unique bundle of synapses that it’s a miracle we can communicate at all.

Sort of like computer networks, according to my husband ...


43 posted on 09/01/2013 3:55:39 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: Tax-chick

Everyone, that is. I’m having these garbleizing episodes more and more often.


44 posted on 09/01/2013 4:47:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: Tax-chick

One cannot understand even the simplest of truth unless enlightened through the scriptures and by the Holy Spirit. Everything argument is distortion. And we must guard against the hardness of our own hearts. For the evidence that we believe may be heresy.

The early church fathers rightfully understood that there is only one source of truth-the scriptures. As Cyprian stated the Old and NT were “fountains of divine fullness from which the Christian must draw strength and wisdom.”


45 posted on 09/01/2013 4:58:21 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Tax-chick

BWAHAHA!!! Well done Tax-Chick!

Well done :)


46 posted on 09/01/2013 5:04:50 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

Thank you.

Placido Domingo, hope your family is doing well!


47 posted on 09/01/2013 6:29:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: verga
He helped get me back into the Catholic Church, well his books did.

I have a couple of his books. He sounds down right evangelical at times. But then falls into works to keep your salvation, if I recall correctly.

48 posted on 09/01/2013 7:49:40 AM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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To: Tax-chick

Could be better - could be worse.
They keep me so busy I can hardly think straight! I’m told this is a good thing.
I hope all is well with you and yours!


49 posted on 09/01/2013 7:50:23 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: HarleyD

Jeremiah 17:9
9 The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?


50 posted on 09/01/2013 7:56:28 AM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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