Dr. Peter Kreeft Presents on the Existence of God | Benedictine College

Dr. Peter Kreeft on the Existence of God

Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Benedictine College and the Gregorian Fellows welcome Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy at Boston College, for a special presentation on Saturday, November 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the McAllister Board Room, located on the fourth floor of Ferrell Academic Center on the Atchison, Kan., campus. The event is free and open to the public. The first 75 to RSVP will receive a free brunch during the program. RSVP to Dr. Joseph Wurtz, Dean of Students, at jwurtz@benedictine.edu.

Kreeft is a prolific author and his 75 books include Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Christianity for Modern Pagans, and Fundamentals of the Faith. He also formulated, with Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, the article “Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God.” His presentation at Benedictine is “The Existence of God: C.S. Lewis and the Argument from Desire.”

Kreeft earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Calvin College and his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. at Fordham University. He joined the Department of Philosophy at Boston College in 1965.  Shortly after he began teaching at Boston College, he was challenged to a debate on the existence of God between himself and Paul Breines, an atheist and history professor. He later used many of the arguments from that debate to create the Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.