An argument in apologetics, when actually used in dialogue, is an extension of the arguer. The arguer’s tone, sincerity, care, concern, listening, and respect matter as much as his or her logic—probably more. The world was won for Christ not by arguments but by sanctity: ‘What you are speaks so loud, I can hardly hear what you say.’
— Peter Kreeft, from Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics
Western civilization is for the first time in its history in danger of dying. The reason is spiritual. It is losing its life, its soul; that soul was the Christian faith…. We do apologetics not to save the church but to save the world.
— Peter Kreeft, quoted in Love Your God With All Your Mind by J. P. Moreland, kindle location 1489
Socrates: Are people in your day happier than they were before Progress came?
— Peter Kreeft, from Socrates Meets Jesus, p. 25
[C.S.] Lewis: Here it is (a definition of truth). If one says of what is that it is, or of what is not that it is not, he speaks the truth; but if one says of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, he does not speak the truth.
— Peter Kreeft, from Between Heaven and Hell, p. 27
Suppose there was some other practice, not divorce, and not connected to sex in any way—let’s call it X—that had three results. Continue reading
Logic does nothing more than make explicit the rules everyone knows innately by common sense.
— Peter Kreeft, from Socratic Logic, p. 27
Socrates: If God made the road (to the top of the mountain), and made only one, then it is not arrogance but humility to accept this one road from God, to believe it, and it is not humility but arrogance to insist that your manmade roads are just as good as God’s road. And is it not also arrogant to assume that you know that it is impossible that God made a road?
— Peter Kreeft, from Socrates Meets Jesus, p. 94