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Soren Kierkegaard: “between God and the world”

22 December 2019

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“Do you know of any more overwhelming and humbling expression for God’s condescension and extravagance towards us human beings than that He places Himself, so to say, on the same level of choice with the world, just so that we may be able to choose; that God, if language dare speak thus, woos humankind – that He, the eternally strong one, woos sapless humanity? Yet, how insignificant is the young lover’s choice between her pursuers by comparison with this choice between God and the world.”

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  1. Chip Prehn permalink
    22 December 2019 4:10 pm

    Reverend Sir: I read your posts almost every day. I find most but not all of them personally useful and satisfying. All are edifying and interesting; you make your readers think and consider ideas and persons of which we have not thought in a while or deeply enough. I especially love the quotations from the Fathers. I’m amazed at what you know to post, and how you broadcast them with good timing that makes them relevant indeed. I wonder if you might more often give us the sources? I ask only because I sometimes know but more often do not know whence the quotation comes; hence I can’t do additional reading in that source and author. A friendly suggestion! cp

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