Kreeft restores to us what was once common knowledge: the Seven Deadly Sins have an antidote in the Beatitudes. By setting up a close contrast between the two sets of behaviors Kreeft offers proven guidance in the often bewildering process of discerning right from wrong as we move into the questionable mores of the 21th century. He provides a road map of virture, a map for our earthly pilgrimage synthesized from the accumulated wisdom of centuries of Christians, from Paul and the early Church Fathers through C.S.Lewis.
Kreeft issues a clear call to all Christians to get back to their active pursuit of real virtue in their daily lives. This in-depth analysis of the meaning of the virtues and their connection with the Beatitudes also summarizes a scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy lie. Includes the accumulated wisdom of St. Paul, C.S. Lewis, and many others.