Dr. Peter Kreeft & the Culture War

Last night I had the pleasure of dining with Dr. Peter Kreeft–professor of philosophy at Boston College and the author of over 50 books– a dozen of those titles on my own shelves.

He spoke to a local Catholic group on the topic, “How to Win the Culture War”

culturewarThe book by that title purchased here

Think of what YOU assume to be the two basic means of  winning the culture war–got it?  Okay, here is the surprising answer from Dr. Kreeft:

Do not be boring, and,  be beautiful.

Had you answered that?  (I had not, I assure you).

If we are passionate for Jesus and his Church it will be compelling in OUR lives and visible to others. We cannot hope to compel the law or politics to make the culture reflect our passion.  When we are passionate, when we build and pursue beauty in art, fashion, architecture, music, city planning–whatever it is that we do—then OUR worldview will be  an intrigue, a wonderment that others will want to learn more about.  In short boring moralism will not win the war.

What do you think of this approach?

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3 Responses

  1. I’m GREEN with holy envy…and I absolutely agree with him. That would, indeed, win the culture wars.

  2. Yore Dr. Kreeft is a wise fella. First, git folks happy to be around ya’ an’ yore ways will win ’em!

  3. I wholeheartedly agree!

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