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In 2019, philosophy professor Peter Kreeft published a fourvolume series on the hundred greatest philosophers of all
time, Socrates’ Children, spanning from ancient Greece to contemporary Germany. But he made one fatal mistake. He
somehow left out women, and with this, he overlooked the
greatest mind of them all.
He forgot her—a mysterious housewife from a desert village—because he had forgotten what “philosophy” means.
“Philosophy is not the cultivation of cleverness”, Kreeft
explains, “or the sophistications of scholarship, or the analysis of analysis, or the refutation of refutations, or the deconstruction of deconstructions.” No, “philosophy is a romance,
a love affair—the love of wisdom.”
This book is a one-of-a-kind study on Mary of Nazareth, the
mother of Jesus. If Jesus Christ is wisdom incarnate, and if
Mary loved Him more than anyone ever did, then it holds
that Mary is the greatest philosopher, the greatest wisdomlover. With precision and humor, Kreeft not only unpacks
the thought and spirit of Mary as we know her through
Scripture and Church doctrine, but he offers a heartfelt crash
course in the basics of philosophy—methodology, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, cosmology, ethics, politics, aesthetics, and more—all through the lens of the Mother of God.
Kreeft has published more than forty books of philosophy,
theology, and spirituality, but this is his first on Mary. Fans
of Kreeft will find here another fine example of his characteristic freshness, creativity, depth, and readability. But above
all, those who are curious about the mother of Jesus, whether
they are new to Christian faith or simply hoping to discover
it anew, will likely find themselves swept up in the tide of
Mary’s wise love for God.