Paul Tillich, Pre-Reformers, the Counter-Reformation, Council of Trent

Paul Tillich, History Of Christian Thought — Pre-Reformers, the Counter-Reformation. Council of Trent. — We discussed yesterday the movements which somehow prepare the Reformation, I gave you some ideas about the meaning of ... Read More | Share

Martin Luther King, I have a dream

Martin Luther King – I have a dream — I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain should be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be straight, and the ... Read More | Share

Pascal, Faith without godly revelation can not save

We know truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart, and it is in this last way that we know first principles; and reason, which has no part in it, tries in vain to impugn them. The sceptics, who have only this for their object, ... Read More | Share

Pascal, There are only three kinds of persons

There are only three kinds of persons; those who serve God, having found Him; others who are occupied in seeking Him, not having found Him; while the remainder live without seeking Him, and without having found Him. The first are reasonable ... Read More | Share

Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling – Table of Contents

Once upon a time there was a man thinking about Abraham – Fear and Trembling Preface Weaning the child – Fear and Trembling Introduction I It was a quiet evening when Abraham rode out alone – Fear and Trembling Introduction II-IV A ... Read More | Share

Kierkegaard, Epilogue to the Fear and Trembling – No generation learns from the foregoing

One time in Holland when the market was rather dull for spices the merchants had several cargoes dumped into the sea to peg up prices. This was a pardonable, perhaps a necessary device for deluding people. Is it something like that we need ... Read More | Share

Kierkegaard, The terrible responsibility of solitude – Fear and Trembling Ch V

Was Abraham Ethically Defensible in Keeping Silent About His Purpose? The ethical as such is the universal, again, as the universal it is the manifest, the revealed. The individual regarded as he is immediately, that is, as a physical and ... Read More | Share

Kierkegaard, The tragic hero and the knight of faith – Fear and Trembling Ch IV

Is There Such a Thing as an Absolute Duty Toward God? The ethical is the universal, and as such it is again the divine. One has therefore a right to say that fundamentally every duty is a duty toward God; but if one cannot say more, then one ... Read More | Share

Kierkegaard, Faith is a miracle, and yet no man is excluded from it – Fear and Trembling Ch III

Is There Such a Thing as a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? The ethical as such is the universal, it applies to everyone, and the same thing is expressed from another point of view by saying that it applies every instant. It reposes ... Read More | Share

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