John Locke on Paul’s Epistles 1707

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


Søren Kierkegaard and the Bible – Sermon at Trinitatus Church Feb. 24, 1844

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

Religious Education by Immanuel Kant 1803 tr 1908

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

Videos about Soren Kierkegaard

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

Søren Kierkegaard and Georg Brandes

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

David Swenson and Soren Kierkegaard

Where the Hegelian point of view demands that the philosopher become objective, Kierkegaard protests with a flaming passion that the real task before a philosophical thinker is the exact opposite; he must become subjective.

In summary it may therefore be said that Kierkegaard demands that the philosopher as the existential thinker understand himself “as an existing human being, essentially like all other human beings in status and task. … More David Swenson and Soren Kierkegaard