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Doors in the walls of the world : signs of transcendence in the human story

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2018]. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kreeft
ISBN: 1621642283 9781621642282
OCLC Number: 1039626087
Description: 127 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: three philosophies of life --
I. The plot: life as a story --
II. The setting: the fragility of time --
III. The characters: the real presence of invisible friends --
IV. The theme: joy --
V. The style: art --
Conclusions --
Appendix I: recommendations for further explorations --
Appendix: when is it "enough"?
Responsibility: Peter Kreeft.

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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." -- Back cover.

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