Jesus Shock by Peter Kreeft

  • From Pascal's Penseés: "Not only do we only know God through Jesus Christ, but we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ; we only know life and death through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ we cannot know the meaning of our life, or our death, of God or of ourselves." (22)
  • The core of the disagreement of the reformation was not justification by faith, religion and politics, the Bible, the corruption of the Church, the Pope, Mary/the saints, purgatory: it was about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (29)
  • the Church as the "Theory of Everything", the unified field theory in religion (29)
  • George Macdonld's The Golden Key is his favorite fairy tale (and Tolkien's also) (33)

    • the Golden Key is allegorical for Christ

  • "Because of His omnipresence, nothing is secular…He unites everything except sin." (36)
  • "God is such a gentlemen that He asked permission from His mother to be born! (48)
  • "Find a parish that sings. Better yet, make your parish a parish that sings." (53)
  • The transcendentals:

    • Beauty, Truth, Goodness

    • "These are the three things we all want infinitely an absolutely. They are the three attributes of God our very nature tells us about." (53)

    • Christianity is succeeding in Truth and Goodness, but not beauty anymore

  • From Meditation in a Toolshed by C.S. Lewis: "Everything in this world is to be looked-along, and God looked-at, for everything is a means and God is the end." (122)
  • "Man is a cathedral, and God is the builder." (132)
  • "Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit! 1 Corinthians 6:19
  • "The Eucharist is a sword. It is pointed at your heart. This is not a clever ploy of mine, an image I invented; it is pure scriptural logic. For the Eucharist is Christ, and Christ is the Word of God, and the Word of God is a sword." (143)
  • LOTR reference 146
  • quote 156: he loves us for our own sake

Created: 2013-12-05
Updated: 2021-09-06-Mon