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I'm undecided about Kreeft in general but anyone who has a guardian angel named Frodo should be cut some slack.
Reading Peter Kreeft is always a pleasure: his enthusiasm is contagious, his love for God, his good nature and humility in spite of being a philosopher are qualities that should be expected from any writer of books (whose purpose is to get in our minds his version of things).His book on angels is short, pithy, fun, clever as usual, informative, scholarly but not pedantic, and very entertaining. It's one of those books you read in 3 nights (around 150 pages).You have to keep in mind that this aut...
Not to be confused with the book of the same title by the infamous Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Peter Kreeft's "Angels and Demons" is a highly readable and theologically profound study of the Catholic view of angelic and demonic beings. Given the prevalence of New Age-type works in circulation these days that purport to "explain" the spirit world, Kreeft's book is a valuable tool in the Catholic arsenal for explaining what angels really are and how they influence us.
This helped me to understand angels and demons. It very interesting to read, easy to understand. I am very happy I bought it and read it. I knew such things I never knew. I think it changed something in my soul too.
This is an easy read in a question answer format. Kreeft is no-nonsense and occasionally snarky as he lays out what we know about angels, good and bad. This was a quick reminder to focus on what's eternal. I particularly enjoyed one of the appendixes where he copies C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters format to deal with more current topics like the sexual revolution and the media.
This is a very enlightening and easy to read book outlining Catholic philosophical perspectives on spirits and angelistic philosophy. Kreeft takes something I didn’t think would be that interesting and makes it fascinating. Even though I grew up in a Catholic family that prays the Guardian Angel prayer every evening, I didn’t realize how many questions I had about angels: How do they fit in with saints? What is our relationship with them—and vice versa? What is the purpose of the angels in the B...
First, the book is really about angels. 3/4 of the book treats of angels with only a small section at the end about demons. The audience is anyone curious about angels, either through interest or doubt. His style is rather humorous, even sappy at times, but his strength lies in the sharpness of his arguments. They are clear, compelling, and cover a wide range of Christian issues. This is not out of the ordinary since he also argues that attitudes on angels tap into a host of issues from philosop...
Enjoyable, but I expected more references. There were quite a few statements that sounded suspiciously like opinions, and I never saw the background or reasoning behind them. Interesting start to studying angelology.
Fun, fun read, especially for those of us who have special friendships with angels.
The proof we need to believe in angels.
Great bookWell written and insightful. A lot of interesting topics covered and truly everything you could want to know about Angels.
Good book. Question/answer format. I learned a couple new things in this one.
Here Kreeft uses a well written populist approach to the subject of angels and demons. It is largely a response to the rising popularity of the subject, a decade or two ago, in "New-Age" circles. Kreeft intersperses Magisterial teaching and thoughts from some of the Doctors of the Church, with his own meanderings (never less than orthodox). However, citations are few and the bibliography is limited. The volume is short, easily readable and presents a good general understanding of angels and demo...
Put in a Q-&-A format, written by a well-respected Catholic professor of Philosophy at Boston College. Informative without being speculative, it is based on the course he taught called, "Angels, Devils, Ghosts and Miracles." Dr. Kreeft covers such topics as angelic cognitive abilities, their sexuality (or lack thereof), and job descriptions. Written from a Catholic perspective, the book is quite readable, avoiding overly technical theological jargon.
I very much enjoyed this read. It was informative and made some complex arguments easy to understand. The Q&A format provided a good way to digest discrete topics one at a time. I did expect it to be more academic and dig a little deeper, but a good "starter" for anyone interested in the subject.
A very fun read! I learned a lot, but it left me wanting more.
Easy to read. Mostly about Angels very little about Demons (that's ok with me) I came in wanting to learn about Angels - which I did- but discovered even more about God.
BeautifulIt answered a lot of questions and help me see and understand a lot of things I recommended this book
I host a weekly theology group and this was our latest read. It was excellent! We had great discussions based off the material, and even though Kreeft doesn't claim to be an expert on the topic, he still does a thoroughly good job compiling what we know about angels from Scripture, Church teaching, and saints and mystics (he says most of what he knows about angels he learned from St. Thomas Aquinas.) As usual, Kreeft's good humor is peppered throughout his hard-hitting truths.
As usual, Kreeft brings philosophical insight. This was an interesting topic to mull over and helped direct my thoughts to the spiritual world we can’t always see. Loved the visual of these mighty creatures replacing the misnomer of angels being cute and cuddly. It’s a quick question and answer format that is easy to follow.
Pretty goodVery Kreeft esqueI wasn't convinced of a few things he said though, but overall it was a good introduction.Question 99 has an answer that might appeal more however to those in high church denominations (catholics, orthodox, high anglican, high lutheran, etc)
He reminds us that our guardian angels go everywhere we go, so before you go someplace ask yourself whether it’s a fitting place for an angel. I’m planning to make this my mantra for teenage children.Short, but thought-provoking.
Good reference book on angelsWell researched and referenced and written without ignoring humor. Keep in your library for those times the subject of angels pops up at family gatherings or on Facebook.
An excellent Catholic resource on Angels and Demons.
Thank you, Peter.
Breathtaking RevelationPeter Kreeft takes the insecure believer in angels and demons, and armed with sublime explanations, brings about the destruction of any doubt!
A fun, quick read, that is filled with humor. I appreciate Dr. Kreeft's immense knowledge of angelology and how he used it to relate to everyday life.
Interesting answers to very often asked questions.
Brought joy to my heart and sparked an interesting discussion with my spouse each of us sharing our respective Angel experiences. Set up as a question and answer format. The author is hilarious.
Great book about the philosophy of angels and demons. Set up in a question and answer format. Very informative. Heavily references the catechism and St. Thomas Aquinas - Summa.