Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peter Kreeft on Love and Fear

Dr. Peter Kreeft is a fantastic theologian who teaches at Boston College and has been writing wonderful essays and books and articles for many years presenting the Catholic Faith as intelligible and enjoyable. Below is an excerpt from an essay on Love and Fear

"God is love. And love is not "luv." Luv is nice; love is not nice. Love is a fire, a hurricane, an earthquake, a volcano, a bolt of lightning. Love is what banged out the big bang in the beginning, and love is what went to hell for us on the cross.

The difference between love and "luv" is the difference between the prophetic model of religion and the therapeutic model. In the prophetic model, God commands us to be good. In the therapeutic model, people use religion to make themselves feel good."

Read the entire article and visit his site by clicking here

Continued blessings this Holy Week!


  1. Father John-

    Peter Kreeft is one of my favorite authors, I enjoy downloading his talks on my ipod and even though some of the talks date back to 2006 or 2007 they are timeless. He was a former Calvinist and started to research the Early Church Fathers and then converted to Catholicism. It took a long time for his father to accept his conversion but he did. His talks and books on relativism and how to win the culture war are very good. He frequently quotes C. S. Lewis and through him I have read timeless books by Boethius and Brother Lawrence. As a philosophy professor I find his writing to be clear and compelling. Thanks for your post and your blog, You are an amzing person and a wonderful priest. Hope you have a blessed Holy Week.

    Joe Maguire

  2. Thanks Joe and thanks for all you do for the Church!