Doors in the Walls of the World

Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story

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"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."— Hamlet

After William Shakespeare's Horatio sees the ghost of Hamlet's father, and scarcely believes his own eyes, Hamlet tells him that there is more to reality than he can know or imagine, including ghosts.

Hamlet's statement suggests that the walls of the material world, which we perceive with our senses and analyze with our intellects, have doors that open into the More beyond them. Philosopher Peter Kreeft explains in this book that the More includes "The Absolute Good, Platonic Forms, God, gods, angels, spirits, ghosts, souls, Brahman, Rta (the Hindu ontological basis for cosmological karma), Nirvana, Tao, 'the will of Heaven', The Meaning of It All, Something that deserves a capital letter."

With razor-sharp reasoning and irrepressible joy, Kreeft helps us to find the doors in the walls of the world. Drawing on history, physical science, psychology, religion, philosophy, literature, and art, he invites us to welcome what lies on the other side so that we can begin living the life of Heaven in the here and now.

Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most respectedChristian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include How to Be Holy, Practical Theology, Back to Virtue, Because God Is Real, You Can Understand the Bible, Angels and Demons, Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing, and A Summa of the Summa.

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by Charlie
on 1/2/2019
from CULVER CITY
The philosopher at the end of the universe
‘Twilight Zone’ is defined as a world of fantasy, illusion or unreality’.  Secular humanists claim that religion is a fantasy, but Christians claim that God and Christianity are real.  Materialists claim that only matter exists.  Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft’s new book, Doors in the Walls of the World argues persuasively that there are several clues that an afterlife does in fact exist.  Using his imagination and philosophical arguments, Peter Kreeft travels to the end of the universe and looks through those doors.
The book starts by using the metaphor of the material universe as a wall, and doors in the wall would be paths to the spiritual universe beyond.  He offers several arguments in support of theism, as follows:
Human consciousness and free will cannot be explained in material terms.
With the definition of joy noted above, this book is a joy to read and is itself a door in the wall of the world.  This book is clear, concise, compelling, true and beautiful.  Buy it!
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"Tragically, one result of the dominant interpretation of reality today is that the world becomes extraordinarily boring. There's no ultimate point to anything. But the Christian vision is entirely different! It tells us that history is in fact His-story, and His story is one that is dramatic, scary, and beautiful beyond imagination. With his characteristic wit and intellect, Peter Kreeft opens our minds and hearts to this exciting and life-changing drama, in which you and I play leading roles."
— Fr. John Riccardo, Author, Heaven Starts Now

"Kreeft fits his reader with the lens of story to see clearly the deeper meanings of life, death, love, sex, poetry, human longing—for starters. This microscopic look at the big picture proves that Plato's Cave not only has an opening, but a system of vents, shafts, and tunnels leading to the light of the Real. Want a wise guide, a Monty Python sketch writer, and clarity-obsessed teacher who distills practical wisdom from wildly eclectic sources? Buy this book, already."
— Patrick Coffin, Host, The Patrick Coffin Show

"Kreeft is ready always to give reasons for the wonder that is in him.  The proper philosophy, the door-flinging-open philosophy, does not reduce my thoughts about God to atoms, but splits the atom and sees in it the fire of God's power and love.  Or, to put it in the words of the Psalmist, 'I rejoiced when I heard them say, Let us go up to the house of the Lord.'"
Anthony Esolen, Ph.D., Professor of English, Thomas More College

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