Who is Soren KierkegaardSøren 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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- Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
- Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
- Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
- The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Comments about Soren KierkegaardKtmkidsmbsb: "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.