“Does true love debase the soul?” says she, ” No, nor can any crime which is the result of that love ever rob you of that enthusiastic ardor for truth and honour, which so raised you above yourself.
Will honor, humanity, friendship, and tender, love, be less respected by you, or will you cease to’ revere even that virtue with which you are no longer adorned? No, my dear, my charming Eloisa—believe me, you have much yet to lose, before you can sink to a level with the generality of females.” … More Review of Eloisa by Rousseau from 1761
It is plain, that the teaching of men philosophy was no part of the design of divine revelation; but that the expressions of Scripture are commonly suited, in those matters, to the vulgar apprehensions and conceptions of the place and people where they were delivered.
And, as to the doctrine therein directly taught by the apostles, that tends wholly to the setting up the kingdom of Jesus Christ in this world, and the salvation of men’s souls: and in this it is plain their expressions were conformed to the ideas and notions which they had received from revelation, or were consequent from it. … More John Locke on Paul’s Epistles 1707
if the Church were puffed up with the confidence that it could quite comfortably attain what the Apostles, as wholly surrendered men, had had to strive for day and night without seeing any other reward than that of being as it were the dregs of society … More Søren Kierkegaard and the Bible – Sermon at Trinitatus Church Feb. 24, 1844
what else does it express but that God’s love is greater than our love? Does not this thought make a man glad to act? For when he is in doubt he has no power to act. Does it not make him fervent in spirit? … More Ultimatum by Søren Kierkegaard 1843
People imagine that they serve God when, for example, they praise Him and extol His power and His wisdom, without thinking how they can fulfill the divine laws; yes, without even knowing and searching out His power and His wisdom, etc.
These praises are an opiate for the conscience of such people and a pillow on which they hope to sleep tranquilly. … More Religious Education by Immanuel Kant 1803 tr 1908
But faith in its own right protests against every attempt to approach Jesus Christ by the help of historical information about the consequences of his life. Faith contends that this whole attempt is—blasphemous. … More Can one prove from history that Christ was God? by Soren Kierkegaard 1850
Soren Kierkegaard wrote about his experience at the University of Copenhagen while studying there from 1830-1841. Denmark was deciding to follow the German national dialogue taking place surrounding the writings of Immanuel Kant 1724–1804, Johann Goethe 1749-1832, Johann Fichte 1762–1814, and Georg Friedrich Hegel 1770–1831. Kant said “our age is the age of criticism, to … More Videos about Soren Kierkegaard
“Not so quick,” replies the Zeit-Geist with some thickness of tongue. “The fault is not in the atom, but in the void; atoms are facts, but voids are metaphysical. I hate metaphysics. … More Atom, Void & Zeit-Geist 1878
Kierkegaard published about thirty distinct books during his life-time, and left at his death about an equal amount of MS; a competent analysis of these multifarious labours is given in Brandes’s admirable biography.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica; a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature Ninth Edition volume 16 published 1882 p. 72 … More Søren Kierkegaard and Georg Brandes
The “Theology of Crisis”, driving me back to its source in the strangely seminal thought of Soren Kierkegaard, has constituted my own crisis. I believe that my experience has been also that of very many minds today for whom the issue of religion is also the most urgent issue of life. … More Kierkegaard and the theology of crisis (1940)