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Jean Wahl on Kierkegaard and Religion

The existent must always feel himself in the presence of God and reintegrate into Christian thought this notion of being in front of God. But to feel oneself before God is to feel oneself a sinner. Thus, it is by … Continue reading

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Th. Haecker on Kierkegaard’s Epistemology

Kierkegaard’s conception of subjectivity and truth sets a totally different problem to European philosophy than is propounded by subjectivism and individualism, which lead to skepticism and agnosticism. . . The question is really whether the separation of the intellect from … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken on Nietzsche’s Upbringing

“Friedrich Nietzsche was a preacher’s son, brought up in the fear of the Lord. It is the ideal training for sham-smashers and freethinkers. Let a boy of alert, restless intelligence come to early manhood in an atmosphere of strong faith, … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard Meets Luther

Assume that Luther has risen from the grave. . . assume that one day he addresses me and says, “Are you a believer? Do you have faith?” Everyone who knows me as an author will recognize that I am the … Continue reading

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Philosophers, Theologians and Saints on Depression

Martin Lloyd-Jones: (1) The main problem in the whole matter of “spiritual depression” in a sense is this – we allow our “self” to talk to us instead of “talking to ourself.” Most unhappiness in life is due to the … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from C.S. Lewis’ “A Grief Observed”: Where is God?

“Meanwhile, where is God? This is one of the most disquieting symptoms. When you are happy, so happy that you have no sense of needing HIm, so happy that you are tempted to feel His claims upon you as an … Continue reading

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David P. Scaer on the Concept of “Anfechtungen” in Luther’s Thought

“Temptation” points to the Christian’s life as a period of testing by Satan. In this temptation the Christian is given the opportunity by God to overcome Satan personally, but there can be no suggestion that God is the origin of … Continue reading

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