Peter Kreeft


From the webmaster:  
One of Dr. Kreeft's favorite activities is the Q&A sessions following lectures. However, because of the large volume of online traffic, he has elected not to take questions (or even comments) from this site—he simply can't keep up with it.

1. Can Dr. Kreeft speak at my group?

Yes! When you have a few candidate dates and a few candidate topics, you may be put in touch with Dr. Kreeft by contacting Dave Nevins via the Speaking Request form.

2. Can I distribute the writings and audio on this site?

Thank you for promoting the materials.  If the source is listed on an article, please contact the book publisher, otherwise copies are free the site is prominent

3. Can I translate his materials into my language?

You'll have to check with the specific publisher; but note that free translators like Google Language ToolExternal link (opens new window) are available.  Though sometimes rough, they're quick and convenient.

4. My question is very important—can you pass it along?

It's just not feasible for him—otherwise there'd be no future Kreeft books!  Further, most questions are already in the Books, Writings, or Audio. You can also try to contact Dr. Kreeft on the road, or via via snail mail at Boston College. (Please request the address from BC. Sorry about this inconvenience—he prefers traditional communication.)

5. How did you come to meet Dr. Kreeft and do his website?

At a charismatic conference in Northern Virginia in 2000.  (Dr. Kreeft received the prayer for the laying on of hands for the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" in 1972.)

Dr. Kreeft often speaks on the priority of experiential prayer over mere theology.

His advice to explore the charismatic dimension of Christianity is my vote for the best practical, hands-on experience of "two-way" relational prayer.  For example, a friend of mine received the text below (word-for-word) during worship.  Enjoy!

I ask of you your whole spirit, soul, and body, yet so often I get what's in your mind.  Do you think too much about your prayer?  I'm looking for your heart more than your head.

At times, your thinking can be an enemy to the spirit that I have ingrained in you.  Though I have created all of you, it is the balance of all I made you to be that brings out one area to its greatest fulfillment.

Unlike exercising a muscle repeatedly where it gets stronger with extended use, exertion of your mind in prayer will concentrate too much power to your known faculties and may cause less reliance on what your spirit is saying.  Lead in with your spirit.  Experience the wisdom of praise.

I can reach your depths when you enter in to My presence in holy surrender.  Your depths of your spirit know far more in time of praise than hours of pondering and questioning.  Your most profound insight is most often the product, or byproduct, of the deepest times of prayer.

Once your mind grasps what the spirit is telling it, now you have true direction.  It never works in reverse—mind first speaking to spirit.  The mind is too finite to probe the deeper things of God.

So, again, I say, lead in with your spirit and connect with My Holy Spirit.  I will show you truth.

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