In 2019, Peter Kreeft published Socrates’ Children, a four-volume series on the hundred greatest philosophers of all time, spanning from ancient Greece to contemporary Germany. But he made a terrible 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 else ever did, then it holds that Mary is the greatest philosopher, the greatest wisdom-lover.


About the Author

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most respected and prolific Christian authors of our time. His many bestselling books cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include Wisdom from the PsalmsPractical TheologyDoors in the Walls of the WorldHow to Be HolyBecause God Is RealYou Can Understand the BibleAngels and DemonsHeaven: The Heart’s Deepest Longing, and Summa of the Summa.


Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ignatius Press (1 Dec. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1621644790
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1621644798
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.65 x 2.39 x 20.32 cm