“Between Heaven and Hell”

Dear Readers,

In my previous entry, I mentioned the date, 11.22.1963:  the exact day of death for three significant historical figures:

C. S. Lewis

John F. Kennedy

Aldous Huxley

I highly recommend the excellent book, “Between Heaven and Hell,” by Peter Kreeft, which envisions a conversation and intellectual debate between the three men.  The book artfully highlights the worldview of each of the three men, as C. S. Lewis engages Kennedy and Huxley in Socratic Dialog.

Who will win the debate?  Find out the answer, by reading this fascinating book:  it will sharpen your intellect and skill in the art of reason, persuasive argument, and logic.

Coram Deo,


Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, & Aldous Huxley: 

is a novel by Peter Kreeft about U.S. President John F. Kennedy and authors C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Aldous Huxley (Brave New World), meeting in Purgatory and engaging in a philosophical discussion on faith. It was inspired by the odd coincidence that all three men died on the same day:  November 22, 1963. We see from the three points of view:  Kennedy’s “Modern Christian” view, Lewis’s “conservative Christian” or “Mere Christian” view, and Huxley’s “Orientalized Christian” view.  The book progresses as Lewis and Kennedy discuss Jesus‘ being God Incarnate, to Lewis and Huxley discussing whether or not Jesus was a deity or “just a good person.” [Wikipedia]

Peter John Kreeft 

(born 1937) is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College.  He is the author of numerous books, as well as a popular writer of Christian philosophytheology and apologetics.  He also formulated, together with Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, “Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God”.[1] 

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