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

Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley - Peter Kreeft In this book, C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and J.F. Kennedy (who died the same day) meet in Purgatory. What follows is Socratic discussion with Lewis answering the questions and attempting to lead Huxley and Kennedy to answers. Lewis represents orthodox Christiany, Kennedy humanistic (modern liberal) Christianity, and Huxley an easternized version mixing Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity into a sort of neo-Gnosticism.
In the first section, Kreeft as Lewis debunks Kennedy's objections and ends up showing that modernism is a sort of intellectual dishonesty. His debate with Huxley is much harder to follow and Lewis doesn't seem to refute Huxley as soundly as Kennedy. The reason for this is that Eastern mysticism is vague and Lewis and Huxley are unable to agree on terms. However, Lewis does succeed in showing that, at least as far as the Biblical text shows, Jesus was not a sort of guru. By doing this, Lewis is able to show that Christianity is distinct from Eastern philosophy.
Although there are some obvious theological issues in the book (especially being set in Purgatory), the book is very readable and enjoyable. Kreeft writes very simply and often interjects humor to keep interest. However, he deals with very deep subjects, but is able to deal with them in a logical and understandable way. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in apologetics and philosphy.