Who is Soren Kierkegaard

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard ( SORR-ən KEER-kə-gard, US also -⁠gor, Danish: [ˈsœːɐ̯n̩ ˈɔˀˌpy ˈkʰiɐ̯kəˌkɒˀ] (listen); 5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish theologian, philosopher, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christianity, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony, and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a "single individual", giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was against literary critics who defined idealist intellectuals and phi...
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Ktmkidsmbsb: "prayer does not change god, but it changes him who prays." – soren kierkegaard
Stephenwickhem: “above all, do not lose your desire to walk. every day i walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. i have walked myself into my best thoughts, and i know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it." - soren kierkegaard
Cafesuemami: soren kierkegaard once said: “life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
Soteriopolitics: 1. maximilian weber 2. soren kierkegaard 3. mark noll which is actually a pretty good summation of my key influences.
Eugenehoward_: “life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” -soren kierkegaard
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roberta gabor: I heard a poem of his read by R.C Sproul.

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William Butler Yeats Poem
To A Shade
 by William Butler Yeats

If you have revisited the town, thin Shade,
Whether to look upon your monument
(I wonder if the builder has been paid)
Or happier-thoughted when the day is spent
To drink of that salt breath out of the sea
When grey gulls flit about instead of men,
And the gaunt houses put on majesty:
Let these content you and be gone again;
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